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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Usage of install.el

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Usage of install.el
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:37:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

* Frank Küster (2007-02-24) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> wrote:
>> As far as I can see the intent is to extract a tar ball at a target
>> location, e.g. site-lisp, and then compile everything in place.  My
>> thoughts about this are a bit ambiguous.  On the one hand this
>> enforces the notion of a package keeping everything in one place.
>> This way it will also be easier to update or remove a package.  On the
>> other hand this might leave some unwanted cruft in the target
>> location, e.g. distribution files like INSTALL or README.  (Of course,
>> those might not be necessary anymore once something like install.el is
>> established.)  And e.g. an info file might have to be copied to a
>> directory where the standalone info reader can find it nevertheless.
> Please also keep in mind people who want to create distribution packages
> (deb or rpm or similar):
> - Installation will be done in a temporary directory, before packing it
>   up in the deb/rpm

As far as I understood Stefan in
<mid:address@hidden> that's supported.

> - Compilation will most probably be done at the time the deb/rpm is
>   unpacked (otherwise we'd need one auctex package for each emacs flavor
>   we ship, that could be xemacs21, emacs21, emacs22 and emacs-snapshot
>   in Debian lenny).

Compilation is handled by install.el.  You just have to call the
respective function when installing the package.  (I have to check if
this works in batch mode, though.)


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