February 28, 2009

I just discovered Romain Francoise’s emacs-snapshot package repository for Debian. It is updated weekly from the latest Emacs CVS trunk. There are packages for both i386 and amd64.

This is a signed apt repository so first you need to add Romain’s PGP key to your apt keyring:

wget -q http://orebokech.com/Romain_Francoise.pgp -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list. For unstable (sid) or testing (currently squeeze):

deb http://emacs.orebokech.com sid main
deb-src http://emacs.orebokech.com sid main

and for stable (lenny at present):

deb http://emacs.orebokech.com lenny main
deb-src http://emacs.orebokech.com lenny main

To install the package simply run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot.