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9.1 Downloading new versions of ECB and/or CEDET

Please note: THE PACKAGE-DOWNLOAD-FEATURE OF ECB IS COMPLETELY DEACTIVATED SINCE VERSION 2.33! Please got to the website of ECB and download and install “by hand”:

  1. Download ECB

    Go to http://ecb.sourceforge.net and download the latest release (or if you are brave and tough the latest CVS-snapshot) from the download section.

    Save the archive (either *.tar.gz or *.zip) in a suitable location of your disk.

  2. Extract the downloaded ECB-archive

    Extract the archive with a suitable extraction-tool. The archive will extract into a new directory ecb-<version> whereas <version> is either the version number of the downloaded release or “latest” in case of the CVS-snapshot. (example for a release: The archive extracts into a new subdirectory ecb-2.33.

    The newly created subdirectory contains all files of ECB in the needed subdirectory structure.

    Note: Do not change the subdirectory structure of the extracted archive - this will prevent ECB from working correctly!

  3. Install and setup ECB

    See Installation.

  4. Start ECB

    ECB will perform some requirements checks, especially for CEDET. Remark: By setting the option ecb-version-check to nil you can prevent ECB from checking correct versions of CEDET but it's strongly recommended not to do this!

  5. (Optional) Download and install a newer version of CEDET

    If the version-check in (4) fails then you have to install a newer version of CEDET which fulfill the version-number ECB reports to you after its version check.

    See the instruction of CEDET how to do this. You will find CEDET at http://cedet.sourceforge.net

    For setting up CEDET see Setting up CEDET/semantic.

    If you have installed a new CEDET-version you MUST re-byte-compile ECB unless you run ECB not byte-compiled!