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emacsen-common 2.0.6 uploaded (new requirements for add-on packages)

I've uploaded 2.0.6 to hopefully fix some significant problems with
emacsen-common -- partially in implementation, and partially in

I believe that these problems have been contributing to the recent
upgrade failure reports (add-on packages not being properly installed,

Though debhelper may also be contributing to the trouble.  It looks like
it may be creating broken "hybrid" add-on packages.  Please check to see
if your package is affected:


There has also been one important policy change for add-on packages.
They are now required to manage their "installed" state file directly.
See debian-emacs-policy section 5B for further details, but here's the
relevant diff:

  --- a/debian-emacs-policy
  +++ b/debian-emacs-policy
  @@ -176,6 +176,8 @@ First, for the purposes of this policy, some terminology:

  +       mkdir -p 0755 /var/lib/emacsen-common/state/package/installed
  +       touch /var/lib/emacsen-common/state/package/installed/<package>
          if test -e /var/lib/emacsen-common/state/package/installed/emacsen-common
            /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-install --postinst <package>
  @@ -186,6 +188,7 @@ First, for the purposes of this policy, some terminology:
            /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-remove --prerm <package>
  +       rm -f /var/lib/emacsen-common/state/package/installed/<package>

        The postinst call must not be made until the package is
        completely configured and otherwise ready for use, and the prerm

This should fix a problem caused when add-on packages were being
installed at the same time as emacsen-common.

Rob Browning
rlb @defaultvalue.org and @debian.org
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