Any thoughts on this message? I'd really like to be able to generate
a 21.5 Windows setup kit that can install into the same directory
structure as the 21.4 setup kit.
Please send along any thoughts you have on this topic.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vin Shelton <acs(a)xemacs.org>
Date: Dec 30, 2005 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [AC21.5] Fix EMACSPACKAGEPATH
To: Michael Sperber <sperber(a)informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>
Cc: vins(a)xemacs.org, xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org
(Re-directed to xemacs-beta)
Michael Sperber <sperber(a)informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
APPROVE COMMIT 21.5
This (hopefully) fixes a regression in 21.5 reported by Vin.
2005-12-30 Mike Sperber <mike(a)xemacs.org>
* packages.el (packages-find-all-package-hierarchies): Interpret
EMACSPACKAGEPATH as listing package direcories, not hierarchies.
This fixes a regression introduced in the change on 2005-01-08.
Yes, that works. Thank you very much.
My career as a prognosticator is in jeopardy, however, because once
I've applied this, it turns out that the 21.5 version of my patch to
find packages at run-time in ../xemacs-packages (attached) still
doesn't work. [Can you believe it?! :-) ]
Your original advice was to modify the root-finding code, and I have
done that; with my modification installed, the parent of the
xemacs-packages directory is correctly found as a root and a data
root, but the xemacs-packages directory does not get searched and
added to load-path.
This technique worked for 21.4, but I guess there must be an extra
step required for 21.5. Mike, do you have any suggestions for
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