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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 16 May 2003 08:17:51 -0400, Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> said: 
> > Unfortunately, that's against Debian policy.
> 	And rightly so, I think.


> > What we need is an alternate directory that is _not_ under /etc
> > where we could also put Emacs startup files.
> 	Umm, no. I want to be able to modify anything that goes into
>  my emacs session; putting the files under /etc and allowing users to
>  modify them is the right thing to do.

Why?  The majority of binary packages installed on my system had some
tweaking done to them by the maintainer such that they work out of the
box.  Why are elisp packages so different?  I don't expect users to
touch the great marority of what I use as startup script.

What I'll end up doing is moving all that to a separate elisp file and
all the /etc file will do is add to load-path and require the real
startup script.
> 	You do preserve user changes, right?

The file is registered as a conffile.

> 	manoj


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