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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 14bb519: * lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el: New "ext

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 14bb519: * lisp/emacs-lisp/package.el: New "external" package status
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 23:32:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I didn't call them "system" because they might just have been
> installed by the user. I can change that if preferred, but that brings

I don't have a strong opinion on that.

> The docstring of `package-directory-list' says it is intended for
> system-wide packages.  But it seems to me that it would work perfectly
> fine for the user's manually installed packages (in fact, that's what
> I'm doing here).

I put the elpa/packages directory in there too (and elpa/README
suggests doing so as well).

But I tend to think of this case as "installed by my sysadmin-half".

>> And we should allow the user to install another version on top of it.
> I think we already do.  If a more recent version is available from the
> archives it is still shown in the menu.  It just won't be automatically
> marked for installation with the `U' key.

Are, perfect then, thanks,


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