GNU Emacs snapshot packages


This is an APT repository that provides unofficial snapshot Debian packages for GNU Emacs. These are built from the latest commit in the GNU Emacs repository, so they represent the bleeding edge of Emacs development. As such, these could contain bugs.

Packages are generated weekly by a script and not tested by anybody. Use at your own risk.

These packages are built for the amd64 architecture. Debian/sid is targeted. If you need builds for other releases, you can get the sources (with apt-get source) and rebuild them for whatever release you like. I haven't tested this, so it may fail for some releases, but try it.


Add to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb     [arch=amd64] unstable main
deb-src [arch=amd64] unstable main

To tell APT to trust these packages, do

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Packages are named emacs-snapshot.... Sources are available with apt-get source as usual.


As stated previously, these packages are unsupported. If you encounter an issue, do not report it to the Debian emacs maintainers. Try to reproduce your issue with emacs -Q and with building emacs from source. If the issue is reproducible then, you should report it directly to the GNU Emacs maintainers.

Of course, if there are any problems with the packaging and distribution itself, don't hesitate to contact me.


These packages were maintained by a series of people. The latest was Julien Danjou at The packaging here is mostly stock emacs24 packaging, forward-ported to work with the latest sources.

The tree used to build these packages is at The upstream branch is the GNU Emacs source, and the master branch is the debianization.


The current maintainer is Dima Kogan <dima at secretsauce dot net>.

Author: Dima Kogan

Created: 2016-05-04 Wed 21:35

Emacs (Org mode 8.2.10)