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Re: Finding the dump

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Finding the dump
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:17:04 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> - I wonder what distributions like Debian will say about having a .pdmp
>>   file in /usr/bin (AFAICT they normally only have executable files in
>>   there).  While we can let them hack their solution if they want to
>>   keep the dumps elsewhere, maybe we should directly add support for
>>   having dumps elsewhere since that might be useful in general.
> IMHO there should be an option to change the default dump name
> (argv0_base in load_pdump) in the exec-directory, so that you can have
> multiple configurations of emacs sharing the same installation prefix.

Not completely sure what you mean by that: if you rename `emacs` to
`emacs-foo` then you need to rename `emacs.pdmp` to
`emacs-foo.pdmp` already.

But that reminds me of another direction: could we make the .pdmp images
executable (via a shebang)?


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