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Re: Version naming

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Version naming
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:20:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.94 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> The packaging of Emacs does the same with distinct emacs19, emacs20,
> emacs21, emacs22, emacs23, and emacs24 packages, each with its own set
> of versions.  For those users who only want "emacs", it leads to
> superfluous packages lying around.  For the maintainers, it leads to
> extra work.  And for users like me, it still doesn't let me cleanly
> install Emacs-24.1, Emacs-24.2, and Emacs-24.3 at the same time.

At the cost of a lot of disk space, you can install each of those in a
separate chroot. I don't know if that qualifies as "easily" for you; I
got used to chroot when I was maintaining a couple Debian packages.

-- Stephe

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