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Re: News from the emacs-snapshot packaging

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:23:18 -0500, Peter S Galbraith <p.galbraith@globetrotter.net> said: 
>> Since using e.g. /etc/emacs21/ instead of /etc/emacs/ makes these
>> packages incompatible with future versions of Emacs, they should
>> really only be used when the setup is very different between Emacs
>> flavours.  Even then, is there a good reason for using them instead
>> of using conditionals under /etc/emacs/ ?
> 	Umm, why would they be incompatible? When there is an emacs22,
>  it shall have a flavour of emacs22, and the gnus install shall, if
>  the compilation succeeded, create an init file in the appropriate
>  place. 

I don't think so unless gnus is emacs22-specific.
It works pretty well with other packages, I don't see any reason why
it wouldn't work with gnus.

>> think it is not the right thing, unlike nxml-mode which is really
>> emacs21-specific.
> 	Well, I beg to differ.  This prevents, say, from a package
>  which only compiles for version 20, for example, from creating a load
>  time config for emacs21, thoguh the byte compiled package is not
>  available. 

Why can't the flavour and its version be detected from
the /etc/emacs/site-start.d file, and things loaded (or not)

Jérôme Marant


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