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Re: Want to install info node for elisp in emacs on stretch

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 12:12 AM <tomas@tuxteam.de> wrote:
On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 11:42:43PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Mon 14 Oct 2019 at 21:06:21 (-0700), Dan Hitt wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm using debian 9 (stretch).
> >
> > I would like to install the info node for elisp (in emacs).
> >
> > I went to packages.debian.org to search for elisp in stretch.  There are
> > six results but none of them look like they contain info documentation.


> Perhaps you're looking for emacs-common-non-dfsg which is in non-free
> (for licensing reasons I believe).

Thanks David!

For me, the package was emacs24-common-non-dfsg, and i see that i'm now
in oldstable, not just stable.

Yes. There is a conflict between how Debian defines "free" (DFSG) and
how GNU wants to license their "free" documentation (GFDL). Possibly
best summarized here [1]

Freedom is a complex beast, alas.

Thanks  Tomás for the explanation and link.

I will keep my oar out of the water about the complex beast, but since i'm in oldstable,
does that mean i need to upgrade before too long?  (I've been using debian 9 since
February 2017.)

Anyhow, thanks David and Tomás for your help.


[1] https://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001

-- tomás

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