Re: Bug#61167: emacsen-common: major bug in policy (not RC for potato)
>>>>> On Tue, 17 Jul 2001 13:33:39 -0400, Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> said:
Julian> On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 11:11:34AM -0500, Rob Browning wrote:
>> Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> writes:
>> > Here's another suggestion. Why not leave the existing emacsen
>> > packages as they are and apply the rule only to new versions of
>> > emacs (so emacs21 and xemacs22 onwards)? That will save the
>> > hassle, I guess.
>> Thanks for the suggestion. That sounded like the right thing to
>> me. Accordingly, after consulting with dres, I've modified
>> debian-emacs-policy to fix the problem. However, the emacs20
>> packages may never be fixed, but the emacs21 packages will be
>> fixed upon first release.
Julian> s/may never/will never/.
Julian> Sounds goods otherwise!
>> Here's the relevant text from the upcoming emacsen-common policy.
>> /usr/share/<flavor>/site-lisp should be used instead of the normal
>> site-lisp directory for that flavor of emacs. In addition, the
>> package for a given flavor of emacs should not have the normal
>> site-lisp directory. For example, instead of the emacs20 package
>> having /usr/share/emacs/20.7/site-lisp, it should only have
>> /usr/share/emacs20/site-lisp. This is important because it allows
>> us to avoid having dangling directories for old versions across
>> upgrades. We could have chosen to keep a compatibility symlink,
>> but that seemed likely to mask bugs in the debianized packages.
Julian> But if it's only for emacs21 onwards, let's give an
Julian> appropriate example, and a footnote that this only applies
Julian> from emacs21/xemacs22 onwards.
This already basically applies to xemacs21. Only one package I have
installed (a2ps) is putting stuff anywhere else.
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