Build emacs 25 rpm for redhat / centos 7

This is for the console only (no graphical xwindows) version. Installs into /opt/emacs253 so can run side-by-side with system emacs.

  • # Download emacs tarball & untar
  • ./configure --prefix=/opt/emacs253 --with-gif=no --with-tiff=no --with-x-toolkit=no \
    --with-xpm=no --with-jpeg=no --with-png=no
  • # install any dependencies & build
    make DESTDIR=/tmp/emacs install
  • # Install fpm (gem install fpm) to build package
    fpm -s dir -t rpm -C /tmp/emacs --name emacs25 --version 25.3 --iteration 1 --description "emacs 25.3"
  • rm -rf /tmp/emacs


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