[ESS] Centos/RedHat EL6 x86_64 RPMS for Emacs 24.2 and ESS 12.09

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Oct 5 15:17:17 CEST 2012

On 10/03/2012 10:52 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> For various reasons, I'm have to run RedHat RHEL 6.3 on some systems
> and I was surprised that the Emacs there is really old. And no ESS
> pre-packaged that I could find.  Don't RedHat users need ESS? I
> rebuilt RPMs from Fedora on EL6.3 systems so I could be confident that
> everything would work well.
> Here's the RPM repository folder.
> http://pj.freefaculty.org/EL/6/x86_64/

Nicely done!  But, as you say, an equally incomprehensible problem is 
that no recent version of Emacs is available for RHEL 5 or 6.  And
building Emacs from source can fail since the default toolkit is GTK.
Most likely, you will need to configure Emacs --with-x-toolkit=lucid

Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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