[Fedora-packaging] make install INSTALL="install -p" to guidelines

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 13:28:41 UTC 2009

2009/7/20 Jonathan Underwood <jonathan.underwood at gmail.com>:
> When building emacs add ons, it's necessary to install the byte
> compiled (*.elc) files with -p so that when both the uncompiled
> (*.el)and byte compiled files are installed emacs will read the byte
> compiled sources - emacs looks at the timestamps of both the el and
> elc and loads the elc if it's mtime is later than the .el. Not using
> -p often results in emacs disregarding the elc file if the el source
> file is installed, negating the usefulness of byte compilation.

Um, sorry, I got that backwards - the non byte compiled .el files need
to be installed with -p, sorry. But you get the point.

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