[aur-general] Compiling emacs lisp files

William Giokas 1007380 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 15:46:03 EST 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 08:37:43PM +0100, Mika Fischer wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently maintaining the ninja package on the AUR [1]. Recently,
> there has been an issue about which I'd like to ask for your advice:
> ninja contains an files for emacs to support edititng the rules files
> of ninja. A user suggested that I compile the provided .el file to an
> .elc file. I did that, but then other users complained about the
> build-dependency on emacs. Now another user suggested that in the
> PKGBUILD, I should check whether emacs is installed and only then
> compile the .el file. I'm not totally opposed to this, but it feels a
> bit strange that the package is different, depending on the system
> it's built on.
> What would you do in this situation?

I would just simply comment out the emacs stuff and leave a note for
users that want to compile that in. Or you can do it the other way and
put in the emacs stuff, uncommented, and users have to comment it out

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