[Fedora-packaging] Re: Packaging emacs modes: EL/F compatibility

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 23:38:52 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Michel Salim <michel.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
>>> A related question: why emacs(bin) ?
>> Most elisp packages work fine with either emacs or emacs-nox installed.
>> emacs(bin) is provided by both of them, and requiring it in lisp packages
>> where appropriate is helpful so that the full featured (and much more
>> dependency heavy) emacs package is not pulled in in setups that are fine
>> with -nox, such as headless servers etc.
> Unfortunately RHEL's emacs / emacs-nox do not seem to provide
> emacs(bin), so in that case, since RPM does not allow for either-or
> dependencies, what would the best solution be?
> 1. Requires: emacs and disenfranchise emacs-nox users
> 2. Requires: /usr/bin/emacs and draw the ire of yum users having to
> download filelists.

3. Get RHEL to fix its packages? 4.x/5.x are still under support and
could get updates.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
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in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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