[Fedora-packaging] Packaging guidelines for Emacsen add-on packages

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Mon May 7 22:22:49 UTC 2007

To reply to my own post..

On 07/05/07, Jonathan Underwood <jonathan.underwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The emacs packages don't have that functionality (yet?), so I think the best
> > thing for them for now would be to have a dependency on emacs-common instead
> > of emacs or emacs-nox.
> >
> Yes; I checked and both emacs and emacs-nox Require: emacs-common so
> that would work.

Actually, thinking more about it, having a Requires:emacs-common is
sub-optimal, as the user who oesn't have any emacs package installed
could install the add-on, which would pull in emacs-commonm, but not
emacs or emacs-nox.

> I will open a bugzilla RFE asking for a virtual Provides: emacs(bin)
> though for the future, I think that's a good idea.



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