Bug#20776: dpkg-dev does not use emacsen-commen method of installing .el files
Ian Jackson writes:
> If the bug is that the files are not loaded correctly: my tree puts
> 50dpkg-dev.el in /etc/emacs/site-start.d, which from the bug report I
> and from the Debian Emacsen policy I have (from emacsen-common 1.4.8) is
> supposed to be loaded by every Emacs.
> Alternatively, if the bug is that the files aren't byte-compiled:
> I don't think this is a bug. In particular, I think the extra hassle,
> unreliability and time consumed when installing/upgrading dpkg-dev
> and/or emacs packages far outweigh any benefit to be gained from
> having this file byte-compiled.
> (I agree that this would seem to apply to nearly any .el-containing
> Furthermore, the Debian Emacsen Policy doesn't seem to require files
> like this to be byte-compiled.
> Given this, does the submitter agree that there is no bug here any
> more at least in my tree ?
The problem seams to be fixed in the recent potato version. It is
still there in the slink package. But I don´t think it is worth to fix