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Re: Bug#1979: auctex postinst is completely insane

"James A. Robinson" <jimr@simons-rock.edu> said:

> > The postinst backgrounds itself.  How can you tell if it succeeds or
> > fails ?
> [... (30 to 45 minutes on an old 486 w/ 8 megs RAM) ...]
> Perhaps I should have postinst ask whether or not the .el file should
> be generated?  And have a script to go through and make them?  Should
> it never be backgrounded?

At the very least, it should not leave the user with mysterious and
difficult to diagnose failures if the machine is shut down before
tha backgrounded work completes.

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