On 13/03/2018 00:49, Jorge wrote:
Hi. I want to use Guix to install notmuch (with the Emacs interface) and
emacs-guix; however, since Guix does not have Emacs 26, I would like to keep
using my locally-compiled Emacs 26.0.91. Is that possible? Would it be quicker
to learn Guix packaging and package Emacs 26.0.91 for Guix?
With Emacs, everything is possible :-)
You'd have to do two things in your Emacs configuration:
- add the notmuch elisp directory from Guix to load-path
- make sure that your Guix profile is on exec-path
You probably want the latter anyway, so the additional effort looks small.
On the other hand, packaging Emacs 26 for Guix is a nice exercise and
useful for lots of other people, so I don't want do discourage you from
A third option is to use the notmuch executable from Guix but installing
the e-lisp part via elpa into your non-Guix Emacs. Even with somewhat
different versions, this should work fine, since the notmuch command
line interface is very stable.