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Re: emacs

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 06:33:22AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> I have uncommitted changes to move editors/emacs to editors/emacs23;
> this has been hanging around far too long and I'd like to get it all
> committed.
> To do this, editors/emacs needs to become a meta-package (depending on
> ${EMACS_TYPE}) so doing "cd editors/emacs && make install" works and
> so pkg_rr and other tools will DTRT.
> This in turn requires that the emacs packages' PKGNAMEs be changed to
> include the major version (emacs20, emacs21, etc.) so the meta-package
> can be called just "emacs".
> Because this is invasive I've been avoiding doing it for some time and
> looking for ways to do it incrementally; I've more or less come to the
> conclusion that this won't work and it all needs to be done at once,
> and I think the best thing to do is just do it.
> Unless there are sudden loud objections I am going to do this the next
> time I get some uninterrupted hacking time.
> Note that all the emacs packages will still conflict with one another
> (they all install /usr/pkg/bin/emacs) -- fixing that and allowing the
> use of pkg_alternatives or whatever is a separate, and not small,
> undertaking.
> I would also like to improve multiversion support for elisp packages,
> but I think that too can be postponed.
> Comments? (flames?)

Please go for it.


PS. Admittedly, I don't use emacs...

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