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Re: package.el, auto-installation, and auto-removal

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: package.el, auto-installation, and auto-removal
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:40:39 +0000

Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Nic Ferrier writes:
>> One thing about elpakit's solution is that elpakit does this by making a
>> package with the right dependencies.
>> Elpakit's solution is in fact just a package depend builder. Choose X, Y
>> and Z packages and then make a new package depending on those.
> So I'd have an (empty) package named "user-packages" and it depends on
> exactly those packages I named, possibly with their version specified?
> And I could maybe have a number of additional packages to create
> something of a hierarchy of such things?  Like a "system-packages"
> package that my "user-packages" package can depend on (or not if I don't
> want to)?


Elpakit let's you do that. Stefan is asking for something simpler than
that. And I agree, something simpler than that is a good thing.

>> Maybe the current package installed by user state could be constantly
>> regenerated as a package.
> Or maybe just skip the actual packaging step and really only deal with
> the dependencies.

Sure. But packages are a useful encapsulation of dependencies.


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