Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75608
Emacs should be installed even when X isn't
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
If you choose not to install X during installation, Emacs won't get installed
either. The base Emacs package gets installed but neither emacs-nox or
I want Emacs to get installed even if I don't install X.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get an IA64 machine and a copy of RHAS
2. During installation, go with the easy route (i.e. not the customized install)
3. Deselect X11 when you get the chance.
4. After installation is done and you have rebooted, log in as whoever and type
"emacs" at the prompt.
Actual Results: bash: emacs: command not found
Expected Results: Emacs should have been started.
As I said before, neither emacs-nox nor emacs-x11 gets installed. I would
prefer if emacs-x11 (and thus libxaw3d) got installed regardless of whether the
user wants X on the server or not. That I don't want a GUI on the server
doesn't mean I don't want X in a window when ssh:ing in.
Feel free to lower the severity to "enhancement" or "low" if you think "normal"
is too high. Personally I feel quite handicapped without Emacs so for me this
one feels more like "normal: it's a bug that should be fixed", than "low: minor
loss of function or problem where easy workaround is present".
RHEL2.1 is in maintenance mode at this time. Packaging changes are no longer
occurring. Apologies for having this one slip through the cracks. RHEL2.1 had
pretty rigid packaging constraints that were lifted in RHEL3, RHEL4 and Fedora
due to more flexible packaging design.