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Re: Forcing reinstall in package.el

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Forcing reinstall in package.el
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:06:30 -0700
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>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

PH> To be honest, I'd prefer it if overwriting were the default behaviour
PH> for all installations, but I hesitated to suggest a wide-sweeping
PH> change like that. =) 

Ted> I think that's reasonable, since the user chooses what to upgrade from
Ted> the package list.  Chong, Stefan, what do you think?

I think the current behavior is better.
Usually installing something that has the same or lesser version is a
user error.  Only a subset of users will actually want to
force-overwrite a package.

A prefix argument would be ok by me.
Or just a new command.


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