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Re: Bug#851823: Changing default emacs to 25 to allow emacs24 removal -- RoM

On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 23:15:48 -0600, Rob Browning wrote:

> Package: release.debian.org
> We want to remove emacs24 from stretch, and we think we've managed to
> fix all of the affected packages[1].  We're consulting you because we
> thought this might be considered a transition, though perhaps a minor
> one relative to others.
> At this point, we believe we only need to upload a version of
> emacs-defaults that switches the emacs and emacs-nox metapackages from
> 24 to 25.
> Would that be acceptable?  If so, we'll upload, and then file the
> ftp.debian.org RM emacs24 bug.
It seems extremely late to be making this change and be confident we're
not breaking the world.  3 or 4 months ago would have been more


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