As many other open source software built with make: Get a release, from http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/GNU/emacs/ for example, then compile and install.
$ wget http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/GNU/emacs/emacs-24.3.tar.gz $ tar -xzvf emacs-24.3.tar.gz $ cd emacs-24.3 $ less INSTALL; # Just take a glance of the install notes $ ./configure; # Check the output is not something weird $ make; # No errors should appear here $ sudo make install; # Gets moved to somewhere in the PATHIf in the way perl complains about LANG, etc variables:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_US.utf8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").Follow instructions: Perl warning Setting locale failed in Debian
$ export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 $ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 $ export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 $ sudo /usr/sbin/locale-gen en_US.UTF-8 $ sudo /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure locales # now choose the appropriate language from the list to generateFinally re-run from the last step, install in this case:
$ sudo make install