Preparing the way for emacs22 with many individual package updates

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Wed Jul 4 08:02:45 BST 2007

CC'ing Romain, since I think this might be interesting for him.

Michael Olson <mwolson at> writes:

> I'm starting to go through each of the Emacs Lisp packages I use and
> make certain that they would work with a theoretical emacs22 package.
> I've also fixed lintian warnings and other errors along the way, and
> submitted fixes back to the Debian package maintainers.

I'm currently using emacs22 from the emacs-snapshot package in gutsy. In
fact, it was me who requested the sync from Romain's private
archive. I'm not sure if you are aware of this fact.

In fact, there is already an emacs22 package in debian/experimental.
What I wanted to ask you is: Are you working on that package, or on
Romain's emacs-snapshot package? Or are you working on your own emacs22
package? In any case, why?

The problem I see with debian's package is that is strips of
documentation in another source package, something that we don't need
nor want in ubuntu (well, we could make our lives easy and just hard
depend on the documentation, but let's not go crazy here..)

For gutsy, I think we should decide if we want to ship with
'emacs-snapshot', go to experimental's emacs22 package, or work on a
dedicated 'ubuntu emacs22' package.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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