Commit e60ea278 authored by Karl Heuer's avatar Karl Heuer

Clarify info about long filenames on MSDOS-like systems.

parent c17a2102
......@@ -544,7 +544,13 @@ It is important to understand that the runtime support of long file
names by the Emacs binary is NOT affected by the LFN setting during
compilation; Emacs compiled with DJGPP v2.0 or later will always
support long file names on Windows 95 no matter what was the setting
of LFN at compile time.
of LFN at compile time. However, if you compiled with LFN disabled
and want to enable LFN support after Emacs was already built, you need
to make sure that the support files in the lisp, etc and info
directories are called by their original long names as found in the
distribution. You can do this either by renaming the files manually,
or by extracting them from the original distribution archive with
djtar after you set LFN=y in the environment.
To unpack Emacs with djtar, type this command:
......@@ -552,10 +558,11 @@ To unpack Emacs with djtar, type this command:
(This assumes that the Emacs distribution is called `emacs.tgz' on
your system.) There are a few files in the archive whose names
collide with other files under the 8.3 DOS naming. If you have set
LFN=n, djtar will ask you to supply alternate names for these files;
you can just press `Enter' when this happens (which makes djtar skip
these files) because they aren't required for MS-DOS.
collide with other files under the 8.3 DOS naming. On native MSDOS,
or if you have set LFN=n on Win95, djtar will ask you to supply
alternate names for these files; you can just press `Enter' when this
happens (which makes djtar skip these files) because they aren't
required for MS-DOS.
When unpacking is done, a directory called `emacs-XX.YY' will be
created, where XX.YY is the Emacs version. To build and install
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