bug#46700: Update instructions for mac OS installation of emacs via homebrew

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bug#46700: Update instructions for mac OS installation of emacs via homebrew

Tyler Chambers
on the page:

brew cask install emacs

should be replaced with:

brew install --cask emacs

as the cask subcommand has been removed from homebrew, in favor of a --cask flag.

relevant commit removing the cask subcommand from the usage instructions on the official homebrew github:

2E69 E7FB 5F0E 1C0F 1D62  5C36 BA76 979F AA8D 36E6

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bug#46700: Update instructions for mac OS installation of emacs via homebrew

Alan Third
On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 04:40:19PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> > Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 15:48:46 -0500
> > From: "Tyler Chambers" <[hidden email]>
> >
> > on the page:
> > https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/download.html
> >
> > brew cask install emacs
> >
> > should be replaced with:
> >
> > brew install --cask emacs
> >
> > as the cask subcommand has been removed from homebrew, in favor of a --cask flag.
> >
> > relevant commit removing the cask subcommand from the usage instructions on the official homebrew
> > github:
> > https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask/commit/1fb821a4a50f75c92afe1ded44ccc6709314461b#diff-58a825c70bccfbe691d7ddbddb133275f4f657de6aeb4a502fa9fce279f8bf8d
>
> Alan, any comments?  Should this be changed, and if so, should we do
> it on the release branch?

We don't make any recommendations about installing via homebrew in the
Emacs repository. nextstep/INSTALL, for example, only discusses
compiling from source.

I believe this is purely in reference to the website. I don't have
any special insight into homebrew, but I see this:

    breton:/Users/alan>brew cask install emacs
    Updating Homebrew...
    [...]
    Error: Unknown command: cask

so I guess the requested change is correct.

I have no idea how to update the website myself.
--
Alan Third



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bug#46700: Update instructions for mac OS installation of emacs via homebrew

Eli Zaretskii
> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:48:29 +0000
> From: Alan Third <[hidden email]>
> Cc: Tyler Chambers <[hidden email]>, [hidden email]
>
> I believe this is purely in reference to the website. I don't have
> any special insight into homebrew, but I see this:
>
>     breton:/Users/alan>brew cask install emacs
>     Updating Homebrew...
>     [...]
>     Error: Unknown command: cask
>
> so I guess the requested change is correct.
>
> I have no idea how to update the website myself.

Thanks.  I think I updated the website, although I don't yet see the
change in my browser.  maybe it takes some time for the changes to
propagate?



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bug#46700: Update instructions for mac OS installation of emacs via homebrew

Alan Third


On 26 February 2021 15:17:06 GMT, Eli Zaretskii <[hidden email]> wrote:

>> Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:48:29 +0000
>> From: Alan Third <[hidden email]>
>> Cc: Tyler Chambers <[hidden email]>, [hidden email]
>>
>> I believe this is purely in reference to the website. I don't have
>> any special insight into homebrew, but I see this:
>>
>>     breton:/Users/alan>brew cask install emacs
>>     Updating Homebrew...
>>     [...]
>>     Error: Unknown command: cask
>>
>> so I guess the requested change is correct.
>>
>> I have no idea how to update the website myself.
>
>Thanks.  I think I updated the website, although I don't yet see the
>change in my browser.  maybe it takes some time for the changes to
>propagate?


I see the change here. So all is good, I think.