On Jul 26, 2010, at 11:47 PM, Michael Sperber wrote:
Richard Cook <rcook(a)llnl.gov> writes:
> Hi, I compiled xemacs myself and installed into $HOME/xemacs-without-ipv6-cname
> I then made a symlink of $HOME/xemacs-without-ipv6-cname/bin/xemacs to
> I untarred the sumo tarball from
http://*ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/packages/xemacs-sumo-2009-02-17.tar.gz and untarred it
into $HOME/xemacs-without-ipv6-cname/lib/xemacs, which made a directory called
> When I run xemacs, I am not able to update my packages.
> I go to Tools -> Packages -> Set Download Site -> Official Releases -> US
and choose US Main.
> I then go "update package index" or any other command in the Tools menu
about Packages and it complains: "symbol's value as variable is void:
> Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.
It probably can't find the EFS package, which is needed to download
anything. What version of XEmacs is this? If it's 21.5, the packages
need to go into share/xemacs, not lib/xemacs. If it's not (or problems
persist), please run xemacs -debug-paths and post the output.
Are you sure? I followed the instructions on
, which say to put it into
The Sumo Tarball
Those with little time, cheap connections and plenty of disk space can install all
packages at once using the Sumo tarballs. Download the file
xemacs-sumo-<date>.tar.gz from the FTP site.
For an XEmacs compiled with Mule you also need xemacs-mule-sumo-<date>.tar.gz
Note: They are called 'Sumo Tarballs' for good reason. They are currently about
21MB and 6MB (gzipped) respectively.
Install them by
cd $prefix/lib/xemacs ; gunzip -c <tarballname> | tar xf -
The bit about being huge because they are 21MB might be obsolete by now. :-)
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