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Re: Installing binaries with package.el

From: Andreas Politz
Subject: Re: Installing binaries with package.el
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:40:28 +0100
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Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden> writes:

> Cool.  Can you explain a bit more?  AFAICT pdf-tools tries to compile
> a C program as part of its installation;

Yes, that's it.  There is simply a auto-load cookie above the
installation Elisp.  This gets copied by package to the auto-load file
and evaluated as part of the final steps of installing the package.  Its
pretty ugly.

I would be really helpful if package could provide some appropriate
hooks, i.e pre-remove, post-install and when ever else it could be


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