[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

site-lisp directory for Emacs flavors



The Debian Emacs Policy says:

,----
|   /usr/share/<flavor>/site-lisp should be used instead of the normal
|   site-lisp directory for that flavor of emacs, and the package for a
|   given flavor of emacs should not have the normal site-lisp
|   directory.  For example, instead of the emacs21 package having
|   /usr/share/emacs/21.1/site-lisp, it should only have
|   /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp.  This is important because it allows
|   us to avoid having dangling directories for old versions across
|   upgrades.  We could have chosen to keep a compatibility symlink, but
|   that seemed likely to mask bugs in the debianized packages.
`----

Actually, this compatibility symlink exists in current Debian Emacsen,
so this paragraph and especially the last sentence makes little sense
to me.  Can somebody shed a light on this?






Reply to: