[aur-general] Compiling emacs lisp files

alexander.r at gmx.com alexander.r at gmx.com
Wed Dec 19 20:22:02 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?
> Thanks in advance!
> Best,
>  Mika
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ninja/
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If GNU version is present, compile them in post-install hook.
My AUR packages - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=AlexanderR

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