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[gNewSense-users] Re: Emacs 22.1 Debian packages

From: Kaloian Doganov
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: Emacs 22.1 Debian packages
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 08:02:15 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gNewSense gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

    There is currently no Debian package for Emacs 22.1 usable on the
    stable distribution (etch) or oldstable distribution (sarge) of

    If we get this working, we could put the debs on Romain's site and
    link to them from the Emacs homepage.  Alternatively, we can put
    the debs on  I know we don't usually offer binaries,
    but I'd argue that it is justifiable in this case.  Many free
    software packages offer binaries in the form of .rpms and .debs,
    and I don't think there's any reason in principle why we
    shouldn't, especially in this case where Romain has already done
    most of the heavy lifting.
    What do people think?

It makes much more sense to target gNewSense, not Debian.  GNU Emacs
22.1 is already packaged for gNewSense by Yavor Doganov:

His packaging work is based on Romain's emacs-snapshot, I think.

"Every non-free program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master." --RMS

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