Re: Should debian-emacs-flavor symbol be allowed at large?
James LewisMoss wrote:
> >>>>> On Mon, 15 Oct 2001 14:30:09 -0400, Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-m
> po.gc.ca> said:
> Peter> I just noticed the use of the debian-emacs-flavor symbol in
> Peter> auctex's /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/tex-site.el file.
> Peter> I'm wondering if debian-emacs-policy should forbid the use of
> Peter> debian-emacs-flavor outside of the /etc/emacs* directories, or
> Peter> rather inside of directories usually visible by unpackaged
> Peter> Emacsen (i.e setup whatever variable you want using
> Peter> debian-emacs-flavor in /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50somefile.el,
> Peter> and use that variable later).
> I believe it should forbid its usage outside the /etc/(x)emacs*
So how do we go about proposing that. Does it go as a full
proposal to debian-policy? Or do we establish concensus here,
which could be difficult based on the low traffic.
I personally can work with the current system, but I'd rather
make it easier for users. Another way to go would be to install
a /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/default.el file that defined the
symbol if it didn't already exist, setting it to 'emacs. Then
But people here might rightly feel that is overstepping our