Emacs24 in Debian Wheezy

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Debian currently only packages emacs23, to get the latest version of emacs on Debian Wheezy we just have to do the following steps.

Install dependencies

apt-get install libxaw7-dev libxpm-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev libgif-dev libjpeg8-dev libgtk2.0-dev libncurses5-dev git autoconf automake
apt-get build-dep emacs

Get emacs source

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-24.3.tar.gz

Compile and install emacs

tar zxvf emacs*
cd emacs *
./configure --prefix=/opt/emacs24
make install