I'm getting started using emacs. I would like to set up the emacs code browser. How do I do this? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.


It's a package in universe. You can install it with apt-get:

sudo apt-get install ecb

If you need to enable universe, see here.

  • Cool, thanks...what next? I ran the command. It seemed to install some stuff. Now how do I "activate" it? – Andrew Aug 5 '10 at 3:43
  • also...is the period after ecb is a typo? – Andrew Aug 5 '10 at 3:45
  • In emacs, run ecb-activate. The period was a typo. – Matthew Flaschen Aug 6 '10 at 1:28

Download ECB from SourceForge .there's just one easy to install dependancy which is CEDET (= Collection of Emacs Development Environment Tools)

get cedet, unpack it (I'm working in ~/src) and build it with make

add settings in your .emacs

get ecb, unpack it add settings in your .emacs

add to load-path and (require 'ecb) restart emacs

you may be prompted to confirm some initialization actions in emacs: tools -> Start Code Browser ECB


I wish to advise against using the Debian Universe package right now. It contains the severely outdated 2.32 version. You really want to start with a 2.40+ version.

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