[ESS] how to override site install of ESS?
rmh at temple.edu
Mon Feb 14 19:28:57 CET 2011
copy the system site-start.el to your .emacs and change the
ess line. that way you gdt the other stuff
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On Feb 14, 2011, at 12:57, Scott Otterson <scotto at sharpleaf.org> wrote:
> Yup, running
> emacs --no-site-file
> does fix the ESS problem -- thanks!
> Unfortunately, this causes other problems because stuff the sysadmins expect
> us to load is missing. Is there another workaround?
> Thanks again,
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Erik Iverson <eriki at ccbr.umn.edu> wrote:
>>> However, this procedure doesn't work on my Ubuntu machine at
>>> work, which has
>>> ESS 5.7.1 loaded by sysadmin control -- at startup, emacs always
>>> loads the
>>> 5.7.1 version of ess-site stored in /etc/emacs/site-start.d.
>>> This appears
>>> to mean that my .emacs file settings have no effect, and that
>>> 5.7.1 is
>>> always run instead of, say 5.13.
>> Did you try Rodney's suggestion of not loading the admin's emacs site
>> It seems to me that loading an ancient version of ESS is not something
>> that belongs in the the site-wide Emacs init file...
>> But sure enough, looking at the line that starts emacs in my openbox
>> config script, I have:
>> emacs --no-site-file
>> because of the exact same reason you describe above, I merely
>> forgot I had to do that. Otherwise, a ~4 year old version of ESS
>> would be loaded for me...
>> The upshot: Rodney's suggestion should work.
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