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Re: [gNewSense-users] emacs manual is missing

From: anoglad
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] emacs manual is missing
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:00:22 +0100

I downloaded the emacs manual from
The name is
I unpacked it and i got 9 directories. At first I thought that emacs needs 1 
.info.gz file but just moving all dirs to /usr/share/info also works.

Thank you very much.



   I am interested in this question because I am a long-time Emacs user,
   and what you write sounds a little strange.

   I logged in to gNewSense (2.3 as I recall) on my machine and ran Emacs,
   which is version 22.1.  The Emacs manual appears to be accessible via
   although it is more hidden than usual because Ubuntu modified the info.
   Try looking at line 65 of the top-level info menu, this should read
   "Emacs  the extensible self-documenting editor" - if not, find that
   Then press Enter which should take you to the top info page for the
   manual.  If this does not happen, then, indeed, something is wrong;
   your version of gNewSense is different from mine.

   Next.  Which "emacs manual" did you download?  Normally, the Emacs
   manual is
   part of the Emacs distribution and you get it whether you want it or
   So, to repeat the question, what is the name of the file that you

   Next.  Assuming that you have a file with content intended to be be
   as info, proceed as follows.  In general, to uncompress a file of the
   filename.tar.gz, where that file is in directory 
   /somewhere-on-your-machine/directory/ you should go to that directory
   (strictly, this is not necessary, but it avoids some forms of
   confusion) and
   run command "tar -xzf ./filename.tar.gz".  The x means extract, the z
   run gunzip (to handle the .gz suffix), and the f indicates that the
   follows.  You can use the flag -xzvf if you like instead of -xzf, the v
   verbose and triggers a bunch of output.  You can read about tar in the
   page, or via info.  If filename.tar.gz abides by generally accepted
   conventions - which is highly likely with a fsf file - the tar command
   create a directory /somewhere-on-your-machine/directory/filename/ with
   all the
   other stuff in it.  Find the README file and follow the instructions to
   the filename package.


   On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:37:15 +0100, address@hidden wrote:
   > Hello,
   > I installed gNewSense, started emacs and recognized that the emacs
   > manual is missing. Is this intended?
   > I downloaded the emacs manual. How can i uncompress/compress it from
   > tar.gz to gz, so that i can use it in the info directory?
   > Thank you very much.
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