$Id$ This file describes the installation of Elib, the GNU emacs lisp library. You should install not only the library but also the on-line documentation so that your users will know how to use it. You can also create written documentation from the file elib.texi as well as an on-line info file. I. Installation 1) Edit the Makefile to reflect the situation at your site. The only things you will have to change at this stage is the definition of locallisppath and infodir. In the locallisppath directory, a subdirectory with the name `elib' will be created. All elisp files of the library will be copied there when you do the actual installation (see step 2. below). We suggest you use the directory which is intended for this in the emacs distribution (usually /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp or something similar) for this. 2) Type `make install' in the source directory. This will byte-compile all .el-files of the library and create the subdirectory `elib' in the directory you specified in step 1. It will also copy both the .el and the .elc files of the library there. If you only want to create the compiled elisp files, but don't want to install them, you can type `make' instead. 3) Edit the file `default.el' in your emacs lisp directory (usually /usr/gnu/emacs/lisp or something similar) and enter the contents of the file `elib-startup.el' into it. This file was created from the file `startup_template.el' by the make in step 2. II. Installation of the on-line manual. 1) Create the info file `elib.info' from elib.texi. This is done if you use `make' or `make install'. 2) Move the info file `elib.info' to your standard info directory. Usually this is /usr/local/share/info or something similar. See step I.3 above. 3) Edit the file `dir' in the info directory and enter one line containing a pointer to the info file elib. The line can, for instance, look like this: * Elib: (elib.info). The Emacs Lisp Library. III. How to make written documentation from elib.texi You can also make a typeset manual from the file elib.texi. Just follow these steps: 1) If the file texinfo.tex is not properly installed in the path given by the environment variable $TEXINPUTS, get it and put it in the same directory as elib.texi. This file contains macros used by the TeX formatting program to produce typeset output from a texinfo file. You can get this for instance from from prep.ai.mit.edu in the US or from ftp.isy.liu.se in Europe. 2) Run TeX by typing `tex elib.texi'. You might need to do this twice to get correct cross references. 3) Convert the resulting device independent file `elib.dvi' to a form which your printer can output and print it. If you have postscript printers there is a program, dvi2ps, which can do this. There is also a program which comes with TeX, dvips, which you can use.