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From: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
To: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
Cc: Jean-Christophe Helary
	<jean.christophe.helary@traduction-libre.org>,
	Org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Emacs developers <emacs-devel@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: org 9.2.6 and org 9.1.9
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:34:33 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CADwFkm=UXUbQ+wx0krKeZnBd_Z2ZHajHR41k84hXs9GvGWAchg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <jwvh82qqa0y.fsf-monnier+emacs@gnu.org>

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>
> > What should happen is that
> > 1) packages.el should see that I'm trying to install a package that requires
> > 9.2.6 as a dependency and it should notify me that 9.1.9 is already
> > installed and do I really want to do that, etc.
> >
> > 2) *or* just consider that it's better for me to use 9.2.6 instead of
> > whatever comes with emacs and make sure that the older package is forgotten
> > by emacs.
>
> I think 2 is the right option.  package.el was designed such that you
> can have various versions of a given package installed.  Only one of the
> can be activated at any given time, because Emacs Lisp doesn't provide any
> way to do better, but having both Org-9.1.9 and Org-9.2.6 installed
> should be a perfectly normal situation.
>
> Any misbehavior that results from this should be reported as a bug
> (especially if it can be reproduced).

I fully agree.  If package.el has a bug, we should fix it.

See also the previous discussion here:
https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=10125

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-11-27  6:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-24 13:37 Jean-Christophe Helary
2019-11-26 19:15 ` Nick Dokos
2019-11-26 21:41   ` Tim Cross
2019-11-27  2:59     ` Cook, Malcolm
2019-11-27  3:13       ` Jean-Christophe Helary
2019-11-27  6:18         ` Stefan Kangas
2019-11-27 13:23       ` Stefan Monnier
2019-11-27 17:20         ` Cook, Malcolm
2019-11-27 21:51           ` Tim Cross
2019-11-27 22:01           ` Stefan Monnier
2019-11-26 23:14   ` Jean-Christophe Helary
2019-11-27  3:24     ` Stefan Monnier
2019-11-27  5:43       ` Jean-Christophe Helary
2019-11-27  6:00         ` Tim Cross
2019-11-27  6:29           ` Stefan Kangas
2019-11-27  6:42             ` Tim Cross
2019-11-27 10:11               ` Stefan Kangas
2019-11-27 13:21               ` Stefan Monnier
2019-11-27 15:44             ` Eli Zaretskii
2019-11-27  7:04           ` Fraga, Eric
2019-11-27  6:34       ` Stefan Kangas [this message]

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