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Bug#984931: git-el,elpa-magit: fails to install: /usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/git emacs failed at /usr/lib/emacsen-common/lib.pl line 19, <TSORT> line 7.

David Bremner <david@tethera.net> writes:

> As far as I can see, the problem is that the setup for elpa-magit and
> git-el both call "emacs", but that does not exist until the
> update-alternatives is called. So there seems to be a race condition
> here where emacs-gtk (or whatever is providing /usr/bin/emacs) needs to
> run its postinst before any add-on package wanting to do byte
> compilation.
> Somewhat to my surprise I could duplicate this failure with
>          $ sudo schroot -r -c test apt install git-el elpa-magit
> where test is an up to date sid chroot.

Another thing I noticed is that git-el does not depend on emacsen-common

per [1] (5), I think it should. I don't know if this has any practical


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