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Using the <tt>-i</tt> (interactive) option tells <tt>pkg_add</tt> to prompt you for which version to install.  Emacs 21, 22, and 23 are available in packages.   
 
Using the <tt>-i</tt> (interactive) option tells <tt>pkg_add</tt> to prompt you for which version to install.  Emacs 21, 22, and 23 are available in packages.   
  
You can also install from the ports tree, in <tt>editors/emacs21</tt>, <tt>editors/emacs22</tt>, or <tt>editors/emacs23</tt>; however, "The [OpenBSD] ports tree is meant for advanced users. Everyone is encouraged to use the pre-compiled binary packages."<ref>OpenBSD FAQ, [http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html#Ports section 15.3]</ref>  
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You can also install from the ports tree, in <tt>editors/emacs21</tt>, <tt>editors/emacs22</tt>, or <tt>editors/emacs23</tt>; however, "The [OpenBSD] ports tree is meant for advanced users. Everyone is encouraged to use the pre-compiled binary packages."(OpenBSD FAQ, [http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq15.html#Ports section 15.3])  
  
 
No premade port or package for Emacs 24 seems to be publicly available currently.
 
No premade port or package for Emacs 24 seems to be publicly available currently.
  
 
== PC-BSD ==
 
== PC-BSD ==
 
  
 
[[Category:FreeBSD]][[Category:Emacs-24]][[Category:Beginner]][[Category:Install Or Upgrade]]
 
[[Category:FreeBSD]][[Category:Emacs-24]][[Category:Beginner]][[Category:Install Or Upgrade]]

Revision as of 11:10, 12 October 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

After setting PKG_PATH to something appropriate (generally protocol://mirrorsite/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/packages/`uname -m`/), execute as root or with sudo

# pkg_add -i emacs

Using the -i (interactive) option tells pkg_add to prompt you for which version to install. Emacs 21, 22, and 23 are available in packages.

You can also install from the ports tree, in editors/emacs21, editors/emacs22, or editors/emacs23; however, "The [OpenBSD] ports tree is meant for advanced users. Everyone is encouraged to use the pre-compiled binary packages."(OpenBSD FAQ, section 15.3)

No premade port or package for Emacs 24 seems to be publicly available currently.

PC-BSD