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bug#14967: 24.3.50; package-delete deletes by trashing?

From: Alex
Subject: bug#14967: 24.3.50; package-delete deletes by trashing?
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:26:20 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> severity 14967 wishlist
> quit
> Alex <address@hidden> writes:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Well, obviously I consider this behavior a bug.  Trash is no place for
>>>> deleted packages.  I mean, does apt-get remove use the Trash?!
>>> I think the reasoning goes as follows:
>>> Emacs uses "trash" when deleting a file upon the user's request (as
>>> opposed to things like temp files used internally).
>> Could there perhaps be a separate configuration option for deleting
>> packages versus trashing them? I usually like Emacs using the trash, but
>> I don't see a reason why packages should go there myself.
> Seems reasonable.

Here's a patch for it.

Attachment: 0001-Make-package-delete-conditionally-not-use-the-trash.patch
Description: patch

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