Commit dae48fae authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert

Modernize INSTALL a bit

* INSTALL: Omit filesystem space estimates.  These estimates
were (1) wrong and (2) no longer important nowadays, as people
have plenty of space.  Instead, start with how to get and
unpack an Emacs tarball.  Don’t say "disk" as it’s often not
disk nowadays.  Update URLs.
parent 6caf9be6
......@@ -34,11 +34,12 @@ some of the steps manually. The more detailed description in the other
sections of this guide will help you do that, so please refer to those
sections if you need to.
1. Unpacking the Emacs release requires about 200 MB of free
disk space. Building Emacs uses about another 200 MB of space.
The final installed Emacs uses about 150 MB of disk space.
This includes the space-saving that comes from automatically
compressing the Lisp source files on installation.
1. Obtain and unpack the Emacs release, with commands like this:
tar -xf emacs-VERSION.tar.xz
where VERSION is the Emacs version number.
2a. 'cd' to the directory where you unpacked Emacs and invoke the
'configure' script:
......@@ -87,7 +88,7 @@ sections if you need to.
make install
You are now ready to use Emacs. If you wish to conserve disk space,
You are now ready to use Emacs. If you wish to conserve space,
you may remove the program binaries and object files from the
directory where you built Emacs:
......@@ -118,7 +119,7 @@ packages. Note that if there is a separate 'dev' or 'devel' package,
for use at compilation time rather than run time, you will need that
as well as the corresponding run time package; typically the dev
package will contain header files and a library archive. Otherwise,
you can download the libraries from <>.
you can download the libraries from <>.
Note that Emacs cannot support complex scripts on a TTY, unless the
terminal includes such a support.
......@@ -162,14 +163,14 @@ can be found (in the unlikely event that your distribution does not
provide them). By default, libraries marked with an X are required if
X11 is being used.
X libxpm for XPM:
X libxpm for XPM:
X libpng for PNG:
libz (for PNG):
X libjpeg for JPEG:
X libtiff for TIFF:
X libgif for GIF:
librsvg2 for SVG:
libz (for PNG):
X libjpeg for JPEG:
X libtiff for TIFF:
X libgif for GIF:
librsvg2 for SVG:
If you supply the appropriate --without-LIB option, 'configure' will
omit the corresponding library from Emacs, even if that makes for a
see nextstep/INSTALL. For non-ancient versions of MS Windows, see
the file nt/INSTALL. For MS-DOS and MS Windows 3.X, see msdos/INSTALL.)
1) See the basic installation summary above for the disk space requirements.
1) See BASIC INSTALLATION above for getting and configuring Emacs.
2) In the unlikely event that 'configure' does not detect your system
type correctly, consult './etc/MACHINES' to see what --host, --build
......@@ -352,7 +353,7 @@ Use --enable-link-time-optimization to enable link-time optimization.
With GCC, you need GCC 4.5.0 and later, and 'configure' arranges for
linking to be parallelized if possible. With Clang, you need GNU
binutils with the gold linker and plugin support, along with the LLVM
gold plugin <>. Link time
gold plugin <>. Link time
optimization is not the default as it tends to cause crashes and to
make Emacs slower.
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