Q. Do I need to have the packages to compile XEmacs?
-A. If you want to compile with MULE, you need the mule-base package installed.
- Otherwise, no package is required before compilation.
Q. I really liked the old way that packages were bundled and do not
want to mess with packages at all.
mailcrypt - If you have PGP installed and want to verify the
signature of the index file.
- mule-base - Needed if you want to compile XEmacs with MULE.
+ mule-base - Needed if you want to run XEmacs with MULE with a
+ non-English language environment.
After installing these by hand, you can start XEmacs. (It is a good
idea to use 'xemacs -vanilla' here as your startup files might need
-Unlike all other packages the mule-base package is used at build/dump
-time. This means that you need this available before compiling XEmacs
-with MULE. Also it is a good idea to keep packages that are
-MULE-only separate by putting them in the mule-packages hierarchy.
+It is a good idea to keep packages that are MULE-only separate by
+putting them in the mule-packages hierarchy. Non-Mule XEmacsen will
+ignore packages in mule-packages so it is safe to have that directory
+in the package path of a Non-Mule XEmacs.
Which Packages to install?