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Re: Path for system-wide .eln files

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Path for system-wide .eln files
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 17:42:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The difference between the two directories is that the home directory
> may be shared between different architectures, while /usr/lib (or
> /usr/local/lib) is _not_ shared by its definition. Therefore the
> architecture makes sense in ~/.emacs.d/ but is redundant in /usr/lib/.

The extra info may be redundant but it does no harm.

The benefit is that /$DESTDIR/$libdir/emacs/native-lisp can be a normal
member of the "eln files search path", whereas otherwise it would have
to be treated specially.

> I'd very much prefer (also from a distro point of view) if the directory
> trees in /usr/share and /usr/lib would have a similar structure. That
> is, /usr/lib/emacs/<version>/..., and no arch triplet.

Other than aesthetic concerns, what is at stake?


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