Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 11:18:35PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Emacs policy dictates that elisp files that are eval'ed at Emacs startup
> go under /etc/emacs. However, these aren't necessarily configuration
> files (even if policy dictates that they be conffiles). So that's a
> problem with Emacs policy. (e.g. lots of other programs load some init
> code at startup that isn't stored under /etc nor tagged as conffiles.)
IMO, that should be /usr/share/emacs somewhere. (It is perfectly
acceptable to symlink it to /etc if that seems appropriate).
> It doesn't usually hurt much of anything by tagging them as such except
> that half (or so) of us hadn't done so. Also, Tagging them as conffiles
> has the drawback that it leaves crud on the system when you remove
> instead of purge the package.
If that is considered a drawback, then they definitely shouldn't be in
/etc. /etc is for configuration which the user would want preserved
after remove, by (Debian-Policy) definition.