I tried following these install docs, intending to try Doom alongside spacemacs using the new chemacs-alike functionality of doom:
Following those steps, doom ran fine just by running
Maybe an hour later, mysteriously, running
emacs no longer runs doom, but just vanilla emacs. I don’t know why.
What did you expect to happen?
emacs still runs doom.
I expected this:
Install Doom there: `$ git clone https://github.com/doomemacs/doomemacs ~/.config/emacs`
To be followed by example configuration that runs the emacs configuration that that install step has installed (i.e., runs that install of doom). Then I could try explicitly running:
emacs --profile doom
But the configuration that follows is instead for some other doom installation method that installs to different directories:
(("default" (user-emacs-directory . "~/.emacs.default") (env ("DOOMDIR" . "~/.doom.private"))) ...
Because I’m new to doom, I don’t know what the
user-emacs-directory should be for the git clone install method on this same page.
It would also have helped me if it said right after the installation (git clone) command and the step to create
~/.config/doom/profiles.el that I should next run these commands:
~/.config/emacs/bin/doom install ~/.config/emacs/bin/doom sync emacs
It’s so frustrating! I’ve tried doom so many times, every time I fail at this same first step: how to install it alongside my old emacs. This is exactly what kept me from using spacemacs for years, now it has kept me from using doom for years.
Steps to reproduce
Yes please ;-) In my mind, the install docs are STR.
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