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Re: [AUCTeX] Re: site-start.d

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Re: site-start.d
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 08:25:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Brian Elmegaard <address@hidden> writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> This is non-standard functionality, so it isn't documented in
>> Emacs' sources.
> OK, but it's a nice feature.

It is a reasonable setup.

>> As an example, the Emacs+AUCTeX bundle contains a site-start.el
>> file doing this.
> The auctex installation instructions says that only if this is not
> available loading auctex from .emacs is necessary.


> Should the installer automatically generate the necessary
> site-start.el and site-start.d to make this work without the manual
> configuration?

Most emphatically no.  The installation for AUCTeX has no business
meddling with infrastructure for the whole of Emacs.

> Or will everybody installing auctex to a basic emacs need to do it?

If "basic Emacs" means "manually installed without help from the
OS/distribution/Emacs compiler", yes.

It is not like it is hard to do.

(mapc 'load-file
  (directory-files "/usr/local/share/emacs/sitelisp.d" t "\\.el\\'"))

David Kastrup

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