Emacs packaging guidelines (was: Re: Fedora minimal installations)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 17:42:27 UTC 2015

On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:53:27 +0200, Harald Hoyer wrote:

> "The Emacs add-on packaging guidelines no longer stipulate that packages which
> also bundle support for Emacs should split out those Emacs files into separate
> sub-packages. This package should instead ship those files with the main
> package which should also Require emacs-filesystem. See
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Emacs for more detail."

And once again the wording is weak. It says "should". Three times even.

Based on that, calling existing emacs- subpackages "violations" is a
highly questionable thing to do. And new packagers would prefer more
clear and concise wording, too.

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