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Re: feature/package-vc has been merged

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: feature/package-vc has been merged
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 07:15:43 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
>> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>,  rms@gnu.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:30:07 -0500
>> >> And if you think many do, why not clone the repository directly into
>> >> ~/.emacs.d/elpa/?
>> >
>> > Because that won't take care of scraping for autoloads, byte
>> > compilation and installing missing dependencies.
>> Also because packages in there are expected to be installed under the
>> <PKG>-<VERSION> directory, whereas when installing from Git a package
>> will be updated in place so its version number will keep changing, and
>> it would be inconvenient to rename its directory every time.
> Then how about removing that requirement for packages installed
> directly from their upstream repositories?

That is already the case.  Package-vc creates a directory <PKG>, without
any <VERSION>.

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