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Re: bug#68660: 29.2; ELPA: Wrong type argument w. multiple maintainers i

From: J.P.
Subject: Re: bug#68660: 29.2; ELPA: Wrong type argument w. multiple maintainers in package-menu-mode
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2024 06:31:39 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

"J.P." <jp@neverwas.me> writes:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>>>> Its installable via `package-install`, but not from the
>>>> `package-menu-describe-package` because of this bug in that command.
>>> This indeed works interactively on Emacs 29. Thanks.
>>> However, ERC also supports versions 27 and 28. What's the recommended
>>> way for folks to upgrade on those Emacsen? The least gruesome thing I
>>> could conjure up is
>>>   (package-install (car (alist-get 'erc package-archive-contents)))
>> Do you mean that `package-install` won't work because the package is
>> already installed?  Hmm... yeah, that'd be a problem.
>> I can see several ways to "fix" this, but I think the simplest would be

Would one of those several ways possibly include overriding the
`package-desc-extras' :maintainer item scraped by `lm-maintainers' with
a spec item from an elpa-packages entry? I see that support for a
`:maintainer' keyword was recently added, but it appears to serve some
other purpose. Anyway, I've attached a sketch of what I'm trying to
describe, but I'm rather unfamiliar with this program.


>> to change
>>     ;; Maintainer: Amin Bandali <bandali@gnu.org>, F. Jason Park 
>> <jp@neverwas.me>
>> into
>>     ;; Maintainer: emacs-erc@gnu.org
>> Would that be a problem?
> I'll learn to live with it if Amin (Cc'd) can.

Attachment: 0001-POC-Allow-overriding-extras-maintainer-with-maint-co.patch
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Attachment: 0001-POC-elpa-packages-erc-Add-maint-compat-item.patch
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