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Re: Bug#193439: emacsen-common: debian-emacs-policy and package setup in conffile

On Fri, 16 May 2003 16:37:39 +0200, Simon Josefsson <jas@extundo.com> said: 

> One solution would be to modify emacs to look for, before default.el
> and site-start.el, a /usr/share/emacs/debian-lisp.el and have a
> /usr/share/emacs/debian-lisp.rc/ directory which corresponds to
> todays' /etc/emacs/site-start.d/ but is managed entirely by Debian
> packages.  The files should contain the minimal amount of code
> required to get a package up'n'running, and should assume the rest
> of the package is installed.

	A, this is against policy; users need to be able to modify
 _all_ configuration matter.

	Why not just write correct startup files, that know when the
 package is gone? And which preserve user changes? It isnot as if
 there are not examples of packages that do the right thing.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around
here at quitting time.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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