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Re: emacs install problem
Yes, it's true: "emacs" does not have an .exe extension. The fact that setup
downloads the distribution but does not install it appears to be a separate
I've manually installed the distribution on my system, and we are getting along
quite amiably. Though the default colors (e.g. black on "black"--black on a
transparent background, I presume) in terminal mode simply will not do, but
that is yet another matter entirely.
Quoting Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 10:57:56AM -0400, Joe Buehler wrote:
> >email@example.com wrote:
> >>~> emacs
> >>bash: emacs: command not found
> >>Yes. I got this with 21.2-1 and I'm still getting it with the recently
> >>available 21.2-3. Hard to tell what's going on during setup, but it
> >>seem to me that emacs gets installed at all. The progress bar flashes for
> >>instant and then it's zooming on to the next thing. Most 'large'
> >>such as this one take a measurable time ... dunno. Totally perplexed.
> >I wonder if the lack of a .exe suffix on the emacs binary is causing this?
> >What OS are y'all running?
> Is this really happening? That would DEFINITELY cause a problem. Windows
> derivatives can't run programs unless they have a .exe extension.
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