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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] GNU emacs: 24.4.1 auctex 11.88: installation problem:

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] GNU emacs: 24.4.1 auctex 11.88: installation problem: style files
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:19:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>> Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:
>> I don't think that we have installation instructions telling you not to
>> run "make install".  Did you take a look at the installation
>> instructions?  They are in the manual and should also be available as a
>> separate text file called INSTALL.
> Obviously not carefully enough, I also thought that I could do the same
> as I do with gnus and org mode, compile the el files and then set the
> relevant paths, however that does not work with auctex.
> However I am puzzled, since I do not really understand the different
> between
> -with-packagelispdir=‘auctex’  (should that  really  be *literally*
> auctex)
> And 
> --with-lispdir=/dir

So let's see what INSTALL has to say about them:

     This Emacs-only option specifies the location of the `site-lisp'
     directory within `load-path' under which the files will get
     installed (the bulk will get installed in a subdirectory).
     `./configure' should figure this out by itself.

     This is the name of the respective startup files.  If LISPDIR
     contains a subdirectory `site-start.d', the start files are placed
     there, and `site-start.el' should load them automatically.  Please
     be aware that you must not move the start files after installation
     since other files are found _relative_ to them.

     This is the directory where the bulk of the package gets located.
     The startfile adds this into LOAD-PATH.

So you need to have lispdir in your load-path.  *That's* *all*.  The
"start files" (which have sensible default names) will be put there.
You *load* them in your .emacs file or similar, and *they* are
responsible for putting up load paths and autoloads for the files that
are, by and large, placed into packagelispdir which defaults to being
the subdirectory "auctex" in your lispdir.

David Kastrup

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