Victory over Emacs

After much experimentation, I got Emacs to build and run on Tiger. I ran mac/make-package instead of the usual configure/make/install cycle, as advised by Stefan Tilkov. That built an installer instead of the usual, but the installer worked fine. (I started with a clean checkout, but make-package wouldn’t bootstrap so I just copied a bootstrapped lisp directory over from one of my failed attempts and that worked.)

So it seems that something is messed up in the main emacs configure script in CVS, since I saw someone else suggest commenting out the link to fink. I may have lost ispell, but at least I have Emacs back.

4 Responses to “Victory over Emacs”

  1. Lori Says:

    If you have any suggestions on how to get gimp and X11 to function, that would be swell. For some reason mine either hangs with the gimp - loading modules box on the screen, or waits until I have a gif half-done and freezes all the buttons.

  2. Jemima Says:

    What Gimp are you using? There’s a at Sourceforge and some other recs at

  3. Anonymous Says:

    tried carbon emacs?

  4. Jemima Says:

    Carbon emacs looks like a build of the emacs source, so I suppose I’ve tried it indirectly.