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How to install Wanderlust
Kaoru Takahashi,
Yuuichi Teranishi,
Tsunehiko Baba
System Requirements
Wanderlust supports following Emacsen:
Mule 2.3 based on Emacs 19.34
Emacs 20.1 or later
XEmacs 20.4 or later
Before installing Wanderlust, please install the following MIME
SEMI (1.14.6 or later)
FLIM (1.14.9 or later)
Wanderlust and MIME modules require APEL. Before installing MIME
modules, please install the APEL.
APEL (10.6 or later)
Select MIME Module
For each Emacsen, Recommended combination of MIME module package
(a) XEmacs 21.1 or later
APEL 10.8, FLIM 1.14.9, SEMI 1.14.6
Installation as a XEmacs package, If possible.
(b) Emacs 20.4 or later
APEL 10.8, FLIM 1.14.9, SEMI 1.14.6
(c) Emacs 20.1 to 20.3
APEL 10.8, CLIME 1.14.6, SEMI 1.14.6
Use CLIME instead of FLIM. FLIM does not support Emacs 20.3 or
(d) Emacs 19.34 (Mule 2.3)
APEL 10.8, CLIME 1.14.6, SEMI 1.14.6
Mule based on Emacs 19.34 can also run SEMI. See the following web
page to get more information (in Japanese).
Install MIME Module
You can download these packages from following URLs.
Please install APEL, FLIM(CLIME), and SEMI, in that order. Generally,
'make install' will do the job. To get full information, please refer
to the README.en within each package.
You can also use many other FLIM/SEMI variants. Combination of the
latest versions should work. For example, the following combinations
are confirmed to work:
APEL 10.6, SLIM 1.14.9, SEMI 1.14.5
APEL 10.6, CLIME 1.14.5, EMIKO 1.14.1
You have to re-install Wanderlust if you upgraded APEL, FLIM, or SEMI.
Check Environment
Before going to the next step, we recommend you to run tests by
% make check
% make EMACS=xemacs check
to check running environment including the version of APEL, FLIM, and
SEMI. Note that even if you have installed new APEL/FLIM/SEMI, old
ones in load-path may cause trouble. To find duplicated files in the
load-path, M-x list-load-path-shadows will help you.
(a) Edit Makefile, WL-CFG
Edit EMACS, LISPDIR, and so on in Makefile.
EMACS Emacs command name.
LISPDIR site-lisp directory.
If LISPDIR is not specified (or NONE by default), it is automatically
Edit WL-CFG if you need. You can specify language for INFO, etc.
(b) Bytecompile and Install
Please do following.
% make
% make install
If you use Emacs without subdirs.el, the following error message
occasionally appears.
Cannot open load file: mime-setup
In this case, add directories of custom, APEL, FLIM, SEMI to
EMACSLOADPATH (environment variable), or add those directories to
load-path in WL-CFG.
Install as a XEmacs package
Wanderlust is able to be installed as one of XEmacs (21.0 or later)
packages. After installation as a XEmacs package, you do not need
configurations of autoload, icon path in your own .emacs file.
(a) Edit Makefile, WL-CFG
Edit XEMACS, PACKAGEDIR, and so on in Makefile.
XEMACS XEmacs command name.
PACKAGEDIR package directory.
If PACKAGEDIR is not specified (NONE by default) and the SEMI
modules have been installed, it is automatically detected.
Edit WL-CFG if you need. You can specify language for INFO, etc.
(b) Bytecompile and Install
Please do following.
% make package
% make install-package
Install with Info file.
If you are using Emacs 20.3 or later, or XEmacs, there is no need
to set load-path.
If you are using Emacs 20.2 or earlier, please add the directory of
Wanderlust to load-path.
If you install by default setting, with Emacs 19.29 or later, Emacs
20.1, or Emacs 20.2, you can write subdirs.el for example:
'("apel" "flim" "semi" "wl"))
Manual is described in Info format. Please do following.
% make info
% make install-info
If you install Wanderlust as a XEmacs package, Info file is already
installed too, so there are no need of these commands.
Manual directory is automatically detected. Of course, it can be
configured by INFODIR in Makefile.
Sample configuration file
Wanderlust requires the following three configuration files:
~/.wl Wanderlust Configuration (loaded at startup)
~/.folders Folder Book
~/.addresses Address Book (optional)
Each sample file (dot.addresses, dot.folders, dot.wl) exists on
samples/en/ directory. Please refer to them.
To get full information, please read Info file.
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