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To install the latest stable version of Emacs, with all the latest features, there are two approaches: using a pre built package or building from the ports.
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To fetch and install the package run:
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<source lang="text">
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# pkg_add -r emacs
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Or use the ports:
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# cd /usr/ports/editors/emacs
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# make install
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To install the latest development version of Emacs, with all the latest features, there are two approaches: using a pre built package or building from the ports.
 
To install the latest development version of Emacs, with all the latest features, there are two approaches: using a pre built package or building from the ports.

Revision as of 08:26, 23 April 2012

Emacs is available among BSD variants including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and PC-BSD

FreeBSD

Install

Emacs 23

To install the latest stable version of Emacs, with all the latest features, there are two approaches: using a pre built package or building from the ports.

To fetch and install the package run:

# pkg_add -r emacs

Or use the ports:

# cd /usr/ports/editors/emacs
 
# make install

Emacs 24

To install the latest development version of Emacs, with all the latest features, there are two approaches: using a pre built package or building from the ports.

To fetch and install the package run:

# pkg_add -r emacs-devel

Or use the ports:

# cd /usr/ports/editors/emacs-devel
 
# make install

Related documentation

Using Emacs as a Development Environment from the official FreeBSD project documentation. Some of the config tweaks are a bit dated and might need updating. But overall it's a good starting point.


NetBSD

OpenBSD

PC-BSD