Re: It's Huntin' Season
>>"Jules" == Jules Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jules> 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.)
Jules> IMO, that should be /usr/share/emacs somewhere. (It is perfectly
Jules> acceptable to symlink it to /etc if that seems appropriate).
For what it is worth, I disagree strongly. Start up files
change the behaviour of my editor-OS, and I should have a chance to
tweak that. Every rationale that lead us to declare that all
configuration files need bve under /etc, and that these need to be
editable applies to emacs lisp start files as well.
>> 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.
Jules> If that is considered a drawback, then they definitely shouldn't be in
Jules> /etc. /etc is for configuration which the user would want preserved
Jules> after remove, by (Debian-Policy) definition.
And how exactly do emacs lisp start up files not qualify?
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