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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:30:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I would support any method that does _not_ require a working internet
> connection in order to install packages.

We're discussing something quite different, tho: the proposal would be
something like "also clone elpa.git when you clone emacs.git", or "fetch
some packages from elpa.git while building the Emacs tarball".

> I have had to work on Emacs in
> many, many places that have limited or non-existent network connections.
> The ability to "move a package to external medium," then "install from
> medium as a 'package' maintained by package-mode" would be very nice to
> have.

There's `package-install-file` for that.


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