curious almost circular install

David Fix otqzyrn02 at
Thu Oct 20 15:25:59 PDT 2005

lfs-dev-bounces at wrote:
> I can't get used to vim, and use emacs.  So my host system has emacs.
> I only once managed to hack the gettext configure to not believe emacs
> existed, so it always tries to compile lisp support or some such and
> always fails if I don't have emacs in my toolchain, but do have it on
> my host.  So I've taken to compiling ncurses before gettext so that I
> can install emacs.  But now the cvs emacs requires texinfo, which I
> had been leaving off my temporary tools.  So I guess I have to install
> texinfo to install emacs to install gettext but texinfo requires
> gettext!  wee!!! 
> My solution so far has been to install a non-functional emacs.  It
> doesn't complain about texinfo not being there in chapter 5, and I
> wait to install emacs in chapter 6 until after texinfo.
> -Doug

I'd just use jed instead of emacs.  ;)  There's no lisp in it, but it works
pretty much the same...  Same key bindings, etc...  But faster!


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