Bug#193439: emacsen-common: debian-emacs-policy and package setup in conffile
debian-emacs-policy should instruct package maintainers who add
autoloads and other setups in an /etc/emacs/site-start.d/ file to make
that conditional upon the package actually being installed.
If the package is removed and not purged, the etc/emacs/site-start.d/
conffile will still be installed and invoked at Emacs startup. It
should not setup autoloads for commands that don't exists, nor should
should it add a non-existing directory to the load-path.
It's likely that _most_ existing elisp packages have this problem!
Here's what I've decide to do with `emacs-goodies-el' :
(if (not (file-exists-p "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacs-goodies-el"))
"Package emacs-goodies-el is removed but not purged. Setup not done.")
"/usr/share/" (symbol-name flavor) "/site-lisp/emacs-goodies-el"))
I have moved the bulk of setups in a separate file `emacs-goodies-el.el'
that is not under /etc, but that's only because it contains a _lot_ of