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Re: package.el dependencies

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: package.el dependencies
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:52:53 -0500
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>> You can integrate the data into package-alist, but it needs to be stored
>> elsewhere since it needs to be stored into a file (my preference is to
>> store it into a Custom var and rely on Custom to save that into a file).
> I don't think it will be enough, we will have to store also a plain list
> of the package to autoremove because the info about the dependencies in

No, that's not needed.  We can do a GC-like traversal to compute which
members of package-alist aren't (transitively) required by the manually
installed packages (and should hence be auto-removed).


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