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Re: Debian pkg oddies

On 27 Feb 2004, ucko@debian.org wrote:

> Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> writes:
>> 1. Auctex: xemacs loads the auctex package for emacs21! That is
>> having (require 'tex-site) in the init file and doing
>> locate-library, points out to the gnu emacs directory.
> You mean /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/tex-site.el?  On Debian,
> /usr/share/emacs is generic; elisp for GNU Emacs lives in
> /usr/share/emacs21.  The generic tex-site.el consults
> debian-emacs-flavor (initialized by our site-init code) to determine
where is this file located. There is debian-startup, is there any
other  file around
> where to look for version-specific files.

I don't understand. You cannot have byte compile files for both Emacs
and Xemacs and this is actually the case, as far as I can see the
files in the auctex  directory are not byte compiled!
> You're also welcome to uninstall the separate auctex package if you
> don't care for it.

Right, I might

>> I mentioned the subject in the xemacs-beta list and the opinion was
>> in general to use the xemacs packages, that is what they are made
>> for.
> If you only care about XEmacs, sure.  However, some of us happen to
> prefer GNU Emacs, which doesn't bundle so much third party code.

I just want to point out, that maybe one can save work for the debian
work, by using what is already shipped for xemacs.

Since you seem to know about this issue, 
what is the matter with smtpmail and sendmail, locate-library 
returns nil when searching these libraries, although they must be there.

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