Subject: Re: updating emacs Q
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/20/2001 20:44:23
[ On Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 19:07:04 (-0500), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: updating emacs Q
> >> i have a emacs 21.1 package here, but I'd also like to keep an emacs 20.x
> >> package (it's much smaller, different look & feel, etc.). Can someone
> >> please confirm that this is the right thing to do:
> >> * move pkgsrc/editors/emacs to pkgsrc/editors/emacs20
> >> * then import new package as editors/emacs?
> >How many people really need emacs20?
> i think it's an issue of "want", not "need".
Well, OK, how many still want emacs20? 21 is much more reliable than
even a patched 20.7, and it is for the most part backwards compatible.
(If I'm not mistaken they can be installed simultaneously in the same
--prefix, except perhaps for the collsion in the info dir file entry,
though that'd obviously be a bug in the distribution, not in pkgrsc.)
I haven't intentionally used emacs-20.7 for prehaps over a year now.... :-)
Greg A. Woods
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