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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.


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