Package Details: emacs25-git

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Package Base: emacs25-git
Description: GNU Emacs. Version 25 maintenance branch.
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: emacs
Provides: emacs
Submitter: vorbote
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: haawda
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-11-17 01:10
Last Updated: 2017-08-27 13:00

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vorbote commented on 2016-03-15 18:02

Those who have trouble compiling the emacs 25 git sources, please try the emacs-pretest package at <>.

Thank you.

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vorbote commented on 2016-08-09 23:44

Yes, there is a versioned executable but the installation script links it to the emacs one.

Installing both versions side-by-side is more convoluted that you think. It takes more than deleting a symbolic link. Besides, it goes against the idea of eating your dogfood when you are a tester/power user. I'll think over it.

early_adopter commented on 2016-08-07 09:55

Is there a reason for the conflict with the 'emacs' package?

It would be interesting to have both installed, 'emacs' for day-to-day and 'emacs25-git' for trying out, testing and keeping up to date with developments.

sigma commented on 2016-07-25 08:41

If you're having a failure in the pkgver during makepkg adjust the sed expression in the PKGBUILD's pkgver to something like

sed -e 's/^.\+\ \([0-9]\+\.[0-9]\+\.\?[0-9]\?\).\+$/\1/')"

The only difference is to make the "micro" (third) version number optional.

vorbote commented on 2016-03-15 18:02

Those who have trouble compiling the emacs 25 git sources, please try the emacs-pretest package at <>.

Thank you.

vorbote commented on 2016-02-29 01:24

Ahh, or use master. That one works fine from git://

vorbote commented on 2016-02-29 01:23

There are problems with savannah that started a week ago and don't seem to be solved as of today. The git:// service is up again, but all branch information is gone. I won't be switching back until they restore from a good backup. Be patient :-)

totsilence commented on 2016-02-28 18:47

I know how to use git :-)

Sorry, should have posted an error message. When you start fresh, i.e. download the PKGBUILD and the other files from this AUR package and put them in an empty directory, then run "makepkg":

==> Making package: emacs25-git 25.0.91.r124452-1 (Sun Feb 28 19:44:45 CET 2016)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Cloning emacs25-git git repo...
Cloning into bare repository '/home/beischer/abs/aur/emacs25-git/emacs25-git'...
remote: Counting objects: 757387, done.
remote: aborting due to possible repository corruption on the remote side.
fatal: protocol error: bad pack header

vorbote commented on 2016-02-25 13:27

@totsilence. I'll point you to the second entry in


Do read the whole wiki page if you must.

totsilence commented on 2016-02-25 10:31

I can't clone the http:// git repository when trying to build this package. Reverting your last patch lets me clone the repository without problems and the build of the package succeeds...

vorbote commented on 2016-02-23 13:54

Savannah has been in trouble for the last weeks and the git:// service is gone, who knows for how long. I have switched to use the http interface. I know it is an inconvenience, but a simple edition of the git repo config file fixes it. No need to redownload everything.