Commit 39eb5f8b authored by David Bremner's avatar David Bremner

update implementation notes

parent c122e61b
* package.el
- package-directory-list (v)
list of additional directories containing elpa packages. In particular this has an emacs version specific directory where we can install byte compiled files.
- package-directory-list (v)
list of additional directories containing elpa packages. In
particular this has an emacs version specific directory where we can
install byte compiled files.
Note that having the same package-$version in two different
directories in this list seems not to work out well, since the
ordering of the constructed load-path is backwards from the list. Or
something.
- package-unpack (f)
......@@ -11,8 +19,21 @@
* workflow
** at package build time
- install using package-unpack (or workalike) into
$(DESTDIR)/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/elpa
- install a copied/modified package-unpack into
$(DESTDIR)/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/elpa-src
This is intentionally not ending in elpa, because of the problems
discussed immediately above with multiple versions of a package.
- install emacsen-common helper scripts into
$(DESTDIR)/usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/{compat,install,remove}
- add postinst / prerm cookies to maintainer scripts
** at package install time
byte compile. Each flavour needs to further interrogate
the version installed.
- prerm and postinst as per a normal emacsen-common using package
- don't install a startup file into /etc; that's one of our selling
points.
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