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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Repository for RefTeX

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Repository for RefTeX
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:53:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> That looks OK.  If install.el does its job properly it will
> - untar this into the user's elisp repository (~/lib/emacs or ~/share/emacs
>   if I were to choose).
> - build the .elc and .info files.
> - construct a "autoloads" file that contains the relevant autoloads, as well
>   as commands to adjust load-path and Info-directory-path.
> - add a line in the user's .emacs to load this autoloads file.
> The first 3 steps are the installation proper.  The last step is
> the activation.  This separation is important in case the installation is
> made by the sysadmin into /usr/local/lib/emacs.  The separation is also
> important in case you want to install several different versions of
> a package (since usually only one of those versions can be loaded in
> a given Emacs session at a time).

One common operation when creating package files for various
distributions (probably including XEmacs packages) is to install stuff
not into the detected tree, say /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp, but rather
into /tmp/rpm-34563/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp or similar, while having
all files in that location refer to the _ultimate_ target instead of
this temporary tree.

Would install.el be comfortable with that kind of operation?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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