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Re: [emms-help] 4.2 release tasks: emms-print-metadata install

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [emms-help] 4.2 release tasks: emms-print-metadata install
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:53:08 +0200
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Yoni Rabkin <address@hidden> writes:

> In 4.2 I want emms-print-metadata to be installed by `make install',
> just like the manual says it is.

So just to remind of the general status.  Petteri Hintsanen is working on
a TagLib C++ version of the emms-print-metadata.  Also, Taglib was
recently updated to 1.11, which has better support for some tags like
album artist, and AFAIR the C++ interface offers better access to tags.
So that’s a good improvement.

> As far as I can tell emms-print-metadata isn't being installed into
> /usr/bin/ by `make install'. Can people confirm this?

But that wouldn't work since we'd need root privilege to write to
/usr/bin/ and isn’t ELPA friendly.

I think the best way to do this would be to allow it to be compiled during
ELPA installation.  pdf-mode does this, though emms-print-metadata is
probably a whole lot more simple.

Some of the pdf-mode built instructions:



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