[OS X Emacs] Aquamacs + BBDB or EDB

Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill jose.figueroa at ipmu.jp
Fri Aug 7 00:07:38 EDT 2009

José> So the short answer is that yes, you can get BBDB working, but you're
José> essentially on your own.

Enrico> Bummer!   So, that is why the Aquamacs developers have not included
Enrico> BBDB among the many packages that they have added.

Enrico> In Ubuntu BBDB is just a deb package that is easily installed, but I
Enrico> really like to work on my MacBook. Oh well....

JC> I just tried building it and it worked. So I suppose
JC> it really depends on your system. Give that a try !

Did you have to give 'configure' any paths which contain a space?

Mac OS X Leopard comes with emacs 22.1.1, so you can avoid specifying
--with-emacs and hence the space contained in the the path to the Aquamacs
executable.  Alas, in my case, I use BBDB together with VM and the path
for --with-vm does contain a space (~/Library/Application Support/...).
When I supply this path to 'configure' it generates a broken Makefile.

Does your system behave any better?

Cheers, José

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