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Integrating Emacs built from source into Debian
Maintainer: Reuben Thomas <>
Author: Michael Olson <>
This git repository contains some useful resources for integrating
Emacs built from source into Debian or derivatives like Ubuntu.
There are two parts to this kit:
1. You should run debian-init.el early in your Emacs startup process
(I load it immediately after setting up my load-path). It runs
Debian’s Emacs init files.
2. restore-emacs should be run every time you update your Emacs
installed from source (e.g. with bzr pull), from the top-level
source directory. It “makes install” in the current directory,
fixes some symlinks and installs emacs-snapshot_1.0_all.deb, a
package which provides Emacs to satisfy the dependencies of other
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