emacs in F9
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Nov 28 11:21:58 UTC 2007
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > Minor but annoying point. It seems like in F9 there is no 'emacs'
> > > command.
> > > Instead I have to type (or tab-complete / alias / etc.) 'emacs-22.1.50'.
> > >
> > > Any reason for this or just a mistake?
> > um ...F9? in any event, on my F8 system, there *is* an F8 file
> > /usr/bin/emacs, but it's a symlink:
> Well OK, F8-devel = F9.
> > $ ls -l /usr/bin/emacs
> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 2007-11-11 04:52 /usr/bin/emacs ->
> > /etc/alternatives/emacs
> > you might want to run
> > $ alternatives --config emacs
> > and see if you're somehow missing that setup step.
> # /usr/sbin/alternatives --config emacs
> There are 2 programs which provide 'emacs'.
> Selection Command
> *+ 1 /usr/bin/emacs-22.1
> 2 /usr/bin/emacs-22.1.50
> Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 1
> # emacs
> bash: emacs: command not found
setting up the appropriate symlink would seem to be a consequence of
installing the emacs package. here's the deal with emacs on F8:
$ rpm -q --scripts emacs-22.1
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ $1 -eq 0 ] ; then
alternatives --remove emacs /usr/bin/emacs-22.1
posttrans scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
alternatives --install /usr/bin/emacs emacs /usr/bin/emacs-22.1 80
can you check the situation with the emacs you have? how does it
differ from the above? this would appear to be a bug in the emacs
package. of course, you could always just create the symlink
yourself, but i would think that should be done by the regular
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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