[ESS] how to override site install of ESS?
eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Mon Feb 14 17:40:29 CET 2011
My interpretation of the installation procedure at the URL you
cite is to *replace* the 'require' line by the 'load' line, not
So try starting emacs with simply the 'load' function line you
have below, and see if that helps.
Scott Otterson wrote:
> Installing the latest and greatest ESS is no problem when there's no
> existing ESS site installation. For example, on my Windows machine, with
> emacs 126.96.36.199, I can install the latest by following the instructions
> Namely, I just add to my .emacs file:
> (require 'ess-site)
> (load "~/lib/emacs/ess-5.13/lisp/ess-site.el")
> This works without me editing the 5.13 ess-site.el but I edit it anyway.
> However, this procedure doesn't work on my Ubuntu machine at work, which has
> ESS 5.7.1 loaded by sysadmin control -- at startup, emacs always loads the
> 5.7.1 version of ess-site stored in /etc/emacs/site-start.d. This appears
> to mean that my .emacs file settings have no effect, and that 5.7.1 is
> always run instead of, say 5.13.
> Since I can't change anything in /etc I need a .emacs file trick for
> overriding an already-installed ESS 5.7.1. This is on emacs 23.1.1.
> Any advice?
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