"Drew Adams" <drew.adams@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I got the doremi-frm.el from
> http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/emacs/doremi-frm.el by
> clicking on the download, which opened a new page with the file in it,
> then I copy and past into the scratch buffer, saved it in
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/doremi-frm.el, put (require 'doremi-frm)
> in the first line of my .emacs
> M-x load-file ~/.emacs cann't open load file: doremi
> did I do something wrong?
> No, you did everything right. But not enough. Emacs-Lisp libraries often
> require other libraries. In this case, `doremi-frm.el' requires `doremi.el'.
> In fact, it also requires other libraries, besides `doremi.el'.
> You will see this comment in doremi-frm.el:
> ;; Library `doremi-frm' requires these libraries:
> ;; `avoid', `doremi', `faces', `faces+', `frame-cmds', `frame-fns',
> ;; `hexrgb', `icomplete', `icomplete+', `misc-fns', `mwheel', `ring',
> ;; `ring+', `strings', `thingatpt', `thingatpt+'.
> Not all of those libraries are absolutely required, however. To determine
> what you absolutely need:
> - Look for `(require...)' in doremi-frm.el.
> - Load those files.
> - Look in those files for `(require...)'.
> - Etc.
> Any `(require...)' of this form: (require 'something nil t) is *optional* -
> the library is not absolutely required. It is the third arg `t' that signals
> In `doremi-frm.el', for example you see this:
> (require 'doremi)
> (require 'hexrgb)
> (require 'ring+)
> (require 'frame-fns)
> (require 'faces+)
> (require 'frame-cmds nil t)
> (unless (fboundp 'read-number)(require 'strings nil t))
> (eval-when-compile (require 'cl))
> The first group of `require's are mandatory, for `doremi-frm.el' to work.
> The second group (frame-cmds, strings) are optional.
> Both of these groups are my libraries - they are not included with standard
> Emacs. So, you will need to download all libraries in the first group, for
> `doremi-frm.el' to work. (And some of those libraries might require you to
> download other libraries.) You do not need to download `frame-cmds.el' or
> The last `require' is a compile-time-only require, and library `cl.el' is a
> standard Emacs library, so you do not need to download anything for this
is there a way to automate the handling of all those dependencies so
that I don't have to do it by hand?
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