GNU Emacs with Xft Goodness in Fedora

Here are the simple steps needed to get GNU Emacs with nice fonts in Fedora:

cd ~; mkdir CVS; cd !$
cvs -z3 co -r emacs-unicode-2 emacs
cd emacs
./configure --with-gtk --enable-font-backend --with-xft; setarch i386 -R make bootstrap
echo "Emacs.font: DejaVu Sans Mono-8" >> ~/.Xdefaults

Dear lazyweb, I’d like an RPM like g33k provides for Debianish GNU+Linux someday.

(Via EmacsWiki and Raking Leaves)

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One Response to “GNU Emacs with Xft Goodness in Fedora”

  1. Brad Walker on March 4th, 2008 10:46


    I have a yum repository for Fedora 8 and Rawhide featuring Emacs 23 RPMS at my website:

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