>>>> "smikes" == Samuel Mikes
christian> First I thought it didn't
christian> work, because (package-get-package-provider 'mail-lib) still gives
christian> (mail-lib "1.33"), but I have the new functionality, i.e., it
smikes> I see this too, but with p-g-p-p reporting 1.40 and actually
smikes> having 1.44. It appears that package-get-package-provider is
smikes> searching the contents of package-get-base, which is apparently
smikes> stale. This variable appears to come from
smikes> $XEMACS/etc/package-index.LATEST.pgp, which is stale because I
smikes> haven't done a make install for a while.
you can update package-get-base via
XEmacs <= 21.1
Options->Manage Packages->Add Download Site->xemacs.org
Options->Manage Packages->List & Install
XEmacs >= 21.4
Tools->Packages->Add Download Site->xemacs.org
Tools->Packages->List & Install
smikes> I am trying to use CVS to keep current in packages in lieu of
smikes> regular SUMO updates. Perhaps this is a bad practice?
Not necessarily. Up-to-date is up-to-date.
If you build and install from latest CVS package sources, then you'll
actually be ahead of updates via our ftp sites.
It's just a good idea to fetch new released packages regularily since
we still fix bugs in them.
smikes> Sam Mikes