Jens Peter Secher <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> OK. [This "general rule" should be added to the Emacs Policy, then.]
> Hmm, well, there are /many/ emacs add-ons. Each individual user
> might want some particular add-on. If I were administering a site
> with thousands of users, I would not load /every/ emacs add-on,
> site-wide. ("What the heck is Standard ML, anyway?")
Well, we're just setting up a few autoloads and frobbing
auto-mode-alist. This is rather unintrusive, especially if there is
no other entry in auto-mode-alist for the filetypes added.
> Furthermore, what happens when two emacs modes claim the same
> file-name extensions (eg., ".p")?
Tough call. But keep in mind that users can always override things,
since their ~/.emacs is evaluated after the Debian site packages.
> In conclusion, If I am not missing something obvious, I think the
> "general rule" should be reconsidered; but if you all insist, I will
> remove the "Install site-wide" *debconf* question from postinst.
I don't personally insist; as the package maintainer it's your