I want to update my emacs on CentOS 5.5 to 23 but I can't find any rpms or yum repos that have it?
I spent quite a bit of time trying to build emacs on RHEL5.7, to no avail. Then, back to the google, and I found a repo with emacs23 RPMs for CentOS/RHEL 5.x.
To use it, use the bundled emacs21 to create a text file in
Then, use it like this:
The RPMs are:
If you install it this way, it will be placed into
There is also a nox version of emacs23 in that repo. And a bunch of other stuff.
Additionally, to make it work correctly and prevent warnings, I did the following:
You could grab the source RPMS from a recent Fedora (or RHEL6) release and then rebuild them yourself.
The latest version of Emacs on RHEL5 is 21. Essentially, RHEL/CentOS is aimed at the enterprise server market, which is far more concerned with stability than bleeding edge functionality.
See this other post for a bit more explanation.