I built some RPMS for ESS. Care to try?

Paul Johnson pauljohn at ku.edu
Fri Nov 21 22:44:04 CET 2003

Please consider trying these and let me know if they work or don't.

For RedHat 9 and Fedora 1, I built RPMs for ESS.  These were necessary 
because I had to automate the install for lab machines. I'm no RPM 
genius, but these do work on the 4 systems I tested.  This RPM drops in 
the ess files to /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp and it does the info 
directory install as well in /usr/share/info.  So all the user has to do 
is start Emacs and type "M-R" and R will start and the ess facilities 
are available.


I believe the RPM approach is useful because it saves the user from the 
dangerous prospect of manually editing stuff in /usr.  I have several 
friends who want to use ESS, but they aren't such sophisticated Unix 
guys that they can follow through with the ESS install.

When new versions of ESS become available, I will be glad to try to 
repackage.  The changes I made were rather minimal, but vital!

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