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emacs and kubuntu

Emacs. For some reason my apt-get install couldn't find emacs, even though it turned out it was in main. It seems that doing an

  1. apt-get clean

  2. apt-get update

  3. apt-get install emacs

couldn't find it, but when following some forum advice I then did

  • apt-cache policy emacs21

I got

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 21.4a-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
     21.4a-1ubuntu1 0
        500 breezy/main Packages

which makes the point that we need the version (why?), so now

  • apt-get install emacs21


I then went on following this forum entry to get the bits and bobs for latex support from emacs.

  1. apt-get install emacs-extra emacs-goodies-el auctex preview-latex xfonts-jmk

    • at which point I got some errors about auctex not being available while setting up emacs-extra. Hopefully they got fixed.

  2. apt-get install tetex-base tetex-extra

  3. sudo apt-get install kdvi

  4. xrdb -merge .Xresources

Which would seem to have been a problem, because now:

  • emacs


No fonts match `-jmk-neep alt-medium-r-*-*-11-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1'

Aaargh. Well, it turns out that was in the .Xresources file. But I thought I'd loaded that ... of course ... need to reload the xserver so it can find the file.

Yes. It works.

by Bryan Lawrence : 2005/12/02 : Categories kubuntu (permalink)

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