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Re: emacsen: need plan to fix leftover cruft in share/emacs/XX.Y...

Rob Browning wrote:

> Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:
> > I understand your hesitation, but that leaves cruft under
> > /usr/share/emacs/19.34 if that version has already been purged
> > and will never be installed again.
> IMO, this is probably just historical cruft we have to deal with,
> unless as you say, we're going to add a dpkg --status, or whatever to
> check for the old versions.  I know in the "old days" you weren't
> supposed to invoke dpkg recursively.  Is that no longer true?
> I suppose, if dpkg is a no-no, we could always use some other test,
> say checking for /usr/bin/emacs19 or similar...

I like that.  Faster too.


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