Namespace for (X)Emacs packages?

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Apr 25 20:45:20 UTC 2006

Jonathan Underwood wrote:

> One suggestion is, for a tarball foo.tar.gz, to call the package foo
> (i.e. foo.spec, foo-version.src.rpm) but have it build these binary
> packages:
> foo-version.rpm: containing files common to all emacs (eg. docs), and
> required by the packages below
> emacs-foo-version.rpm: specific byte compiled package for Emacs
> emacs-foo-el-version.rpm: elisp elisp source files for Emacs
> xemacs-foo-version.rpm: specific byte compiled package for XEmacs
> xemacs-foo-el-version.rpm: source elisp files installed for XEmacs


> This has the disadvantage that the module name is then foo in
> bugzilla, and not emacs-foo or xemacs-foo, which may confuse users.

No biggie.  That's life.

-- Rex

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