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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.

Jason Alonso

Quoting Christopher Faylor <>:

> On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 10:57:56AM -0400, Joe Buehler wrote:
> > 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
> doesn't
> >>seem to me that emacs gets installed at all. The progress bar flashes for 
> >>an
> >>instant and then it's zooming on to the next thing. Most 'large'
> components
> >>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
> 9x
> derivatives can't run programs unless they have a .exe extension.
> cgf
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