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Re: Some question about external method of elpa

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Some question about external method of elpa
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:03:40 -0500
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>> If you explain/show me which part of README made you think `make
>> externals` was needed, I can try and correct it, yes.
> I suggest to move the below part to: To install all the packages "in
> place".

I'd rather keep it in the "externals" section, since that's what
it's about.

How 'bout the patch below instead?


diff --git a/README b/README
index 8c85210de..bc52eb44b 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -229,12 +229,14 @@ In the `external' case, the copy of the code is not kept 
in `master` but in the
 To add a new externals package, first add this `elpa.git' repository as a
 new remote in your existing repository.  Then push a local branch to a
-new remote branch in `elpa.git', named externals/<pkgname>.  For example:
+new remote branch in `elpa.git', named `externals/<pkgname>`.  For example:
    git push elpa <mybranch>:externals/<pkgname>
 Then edit the `externals-list' file as mentioned above, and push that
-change to `elpa's master branch.
+change to `elpa's master branch.  After it's added to the `externals-list'
+file, the package can be maintained just by pushing changes to the
+`externals/<pkgname>` branch.
 You can check out all the external packages into the `packages' directory
 with the command:

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