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Re: Bug#730066: emacs-goodies-el: fails to upgrade lenny -> squeeze -> wheezy -> jessie

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 02:34:35AM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2013-11-21 01:49, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > You are byte-compiling packages under emacs22, which is not part of any
> > current Debian distribution and hasn't been since... lenny?
> exactly :-)
> > Seems to me that the upgrade from 'lenny' to 'squeeze' to 'wheezy' to
> > 'jessie' should uninstall emacs22 along the way and update it to
> > emacs23?
> As long as there is nothing providing a transitional package or adds a
> Breaks against ancient emacs versions they will linger around ... ready
> to create trouble today :-) -  Thats the entire point of doing these
> upgrade tests from ancient versions.
> And so far I haven't gotten around starting from etch :-)
> > Otherwise, I will add checks for emacs22 and skip installation for that
> > flavour.
> >> I'm also attaching the install emacs logfile, but this does not show
> >> an obvious failure.
> > 
> > It shows markdown-mode failing...  I could only skip markdown-mode for
> > emacs22, but honestly I haven't tested the other files on emacs22
> > either.
> I don't really care which solution you choose, I'm not using any of
> these emacs things ...
> Having seen quite some of these bugs in piuparts tests so far, I'd
> probably vote for letting emacs23 and emacs24
>   Breaks: emacs22, emacs21, ...

People may want to have those old packages installed, even if they need to
rebuild the package with some tweaks. Emacs developers often do. 

I personally prefer the other way, skip emacs-goodies byte-compilation for
old unsupported flavours, making sure old byte-compiled stuff is removed. 



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