1622Re: Duplicating an Installation
- Sep 10, 2005Thanks Jon I'll give that a try.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon Green <jon@j...> wrote:
> Gadrin wrote:
> > I do most of my coding/writing on my laptop, but occaisionally I
> > another computer.
> > besides the ME.EMF is there a way to duplicate the other options
> > those set in User-Setup, Tools) etc ?
> me.emf should not be edited, it is a static file that is part of
the distribution. If you do
> want to change this then leave the original me.emf in the macros
directory and copy the file
> to your local directory (~/.jasspa/ or c:/documents and
settings/.....) and then edit your
> local copy. Your local changed file will be used in preference to
the original. Infact this
> goes for all of the files in the macros directory. The reason for
doing this is if you break
> it some how then you simply move your private directory out of the
way (i.e. not on the
> search path) and you get back to the original and have a better
chance of finding out what
> you did wrong.
> > I thought I saw some instructions on doing a re-install
> > ah! here's the link...
> > http://www.jasspa.com/me/m2nar009.html
> > would that work ? or just have to do it by hand ?
> Install MicroEmacs as normal on the 2nd machine as normal (do not
start up editor) and then
> copy all of the files in
> Windows: c:/documents and settings/<user>/application data/jasspa
> UNIX: $HOME/.jasspa
> to the new machine in the same location and off you go. If you are
on the same architecture
> you will not need to run user-setup or anything as everything will
be duplicated. There is
> nothing on Windows that is held in the registry apart from the
file type short-cuts,
> everything else is written to ME files. If you are moving between
architectures then you
> will need to do the user-setup again as it is held on a per-
platform basis but all of your
> macros and other stuff will be saved.
> The document that you referred to above describes the patching
process. Basically you have
> to be very careful on Windows because you cannot move the
executable file as it has a
> horrible side effect of changing the registry locations and things
can get very messy.
> All of the macro files can be copied around but the .exe should
not change location, instead
> you over-write it with a newer version and may back up the old by
copying (not moving).
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