[tex-live] Re: [OT] Emacs Live (was: tl7 plans)

Janusz S. Bień jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl
27 Feb 2002 22:09:14 +0100

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002  Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> wrote:


> what I mean is that you can relocate TeX binaries and support files
> arbitrarily, and the system continues to work. Unless I misunderstand
> emacs, the same thing does not apply; ie you cannot move
> the support tree as you wish.

Thanks for clarification. 

> Or am I out of date? maybe you *can* move the whole thing? 

I think you can relocate NT Emacs with no problems (unless you run

As for Linux, you are right that in principle you should not relocate
Emacs. I have a feeling that one can circumvent the problem by
appropriate initialisation file. I intend to work on this, but I am
unable to make any estimations about the outcome.

Perhaps TeXLive team should submit a feature request "make Emacs
easily relocatable" to emacs-devel list? It does not seem a difficult
task for a competent Emacs developer

Best regards


dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
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