>>>> Hans de Graaff writes:
Recently an old Gentoo bug  was revived about a file collision between
Exuberant ctags  and XEmacs and GNU Emacs. All of these applications
try to install /usr/bin/ctags and would overwrite each other's binaries.
We are currently discussing strategies to solve this issue, but I thought
I'd raise the issue here as well.
My current understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is
Exuberant ctags is more featureful (e.g. supports more languages) than
the version shipped with XEmacs, and
Exuberant ctags is not a full drop-in replacement for ctags in XEmacs.
> From a distribution point of view the preferred solution would be
unbundle ctags from XEmacs and let people decide (with the distro
providing a default) which ctags implementation to use. This would
certainly solve our problem. I'd be happy to explore other solutions as
well, and additional insight into this situation would be helpful.
On cygwin at least we bundle them separately in a xemacs-tags package:
But there is still the collision with the Exuberant ctags package :-(
Hans de Graaff
Gentoo XEmacs maintainer
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