Re: XEmacs, TeX, and Re: Lengthy Debian install procedures
Steve Dunham <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It would be nice if we could come up with a different solution. I
> guess I could always ignore all of the emacs packages and build my
> own. Before I ran out of time, I would compile XEmacs myself.
If you have a better solution that still keeps all the advantages we
have now, I'm all ears...
A solution must:
1) Support running install-scripts for each of the installed flavors
of emacs (among other reasons, this is because different emacs
are not always byte-compiled file compatible, and we can't have a
separate binary pacakge for each add-on package for each emacs
flavor -- the storage space would be tremendous, and it would
require all emacs add-on package maintainers to have *all*
flavors of emacs installed on their machine to do the builds).
2) support for install time (during dpkg-runs) dependencies between
emacs add-on packages (i.e. cvs-pcl depends on elib) so that you
can dynamically order the install/remove add-on package script
runs based on what is (or is currently being) installed.
3) support for handling installs/removes of a main emacs package
(including cleaning up all the stuff that was added for that
particular flavor by all the add-on packages).
4) Something else I've probably forgotten.
Rob Browning <email@example.com> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930