Anthony J. Martinez

Adding GNU/Emacs Info to Debian-based Systems

For reasons explained here, the standard documentation of GNU/Emacs does not ship alongside the application itself in Debian-based systems without use of the non-free repositories. Those of us wishing to have the in-depth documentation that typically ships with GNU/Emacs will need to tell apt how to get it. The process is largely identical to that described in my previous post where I enabled bluetooth on my Librem 14. In fact, I only added one more Package stanza as follows:


Package: emacs-common-non-dfsg 
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 501

With this added all that was left was an apt update and an apt install emacs-common-non-dfsg.

My GNU/Emacs now contains the documentation it was supposed to have to begin with.