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OS: CentOS release 4.6 (Final)

I am trying to install the latest emacs which is listed on their website as being v24.3. However, when I try to install with YUM the version is 21.3-19 which is from 10 years ago. What do I need to do?

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You use old OS (CentOS) and emacs-21.3-19 is the latest version that exists in CentOS 4.6 repositories. Try to find more fresh version here, or another custom repository, or compile latest emacs version from sources.

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is there a way to add the lates version to the repositories in order to use YUM? – Isopycnal Oscillation Jun 7 '13 at 20:32
It is big headache to support repositories for old OS. Different versions of software have different dependencies. I think it almost impossible. Only if you have your personal repository. – september Jun 7 '13 at 20:49
So does that mean I cannot use YUM? I need to compile from source? – Isopycnal Oscillation Jun 7 '13 at 21:31
.........Yep. :( – september Jun 7 '13 at 22:24

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