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Re: Emacs is coming back - all pleased?
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com, cygwin-apps <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 21:45:03 -0600
- Subject: Re: Emacs is coming back - all pleased?
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[moving back to cygwin-apps, since this is about packaging issues; no need
to reply to the main list]
According to Angelo Graziosi on 7/19/2007 8:51 AM:
> Emacs22 depend on xemacs-emacs-common which depend from xemacs: WHY to
> install emacs one should install XEmacs ?
That sounds like a backwards dependency. Volker, shouldn't it be that
xemacs depends on xemacs-emacs-common, and that xemacs-emacs-common is
standalone? If you agree, I can change the setup.hints.
> XEmacs comes with AUCTEX, so if one should use xemacs-emacs-common,
> WHY not adding auctex to it?
I didn't think this was a showstopper for uploading -3, but hope that
Steffen can look into it and release a -4 someday.
> Installing Emacs22 via setup has some strange behaviour.
> Selecting emacs-X11 package does not select those packages from which it
> depend (emacs,...).
That's because of a setup.exe limitation - it does not pick up
dependencies that are not on the same server as the package you are
picking up. Now that I have uploaded emacs to cygwin.com, that should no
longer be an issue (but in the meantime, Steffen could have worked around
that by copying a few more packages to his site).
> Beside this clicking on emacs-X11 first selects the old 21 packages then
Again due to setup.exe weirdness when pulling to setup.ini from different
servers with different ideas about what version should be experimental.
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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