Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180153
RHEL4: emacs update overwrites site customization file default.el
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:11:33 EST
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Description of problem:
recent emacs update overwrites site-specific default init file in:
The emacs documentation explicitely says (Sect: 40.1.2):
" A site may have a default init file, which is the library named `default.el'. Emacs finds the `default.el' file through the standard search path for libraries (see section 15.1 How Programs Do Loading). The Emacs distribution does not come with this file; sites may provide one for local customizations."
recent update fails to conform to this documented behavior and contains the default.el file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install emacs-21.3-19.EL.1
Actual Results: the site customization file is gone.
Expected Results: the emacs distribution should not overwrite this file
traced to installation of emac-common package
I just note here that the changelog entry for the fix in FC:
* Thu Feb 24 2005 Jens Petersen <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 21.3-24
- mark default.el as a noreplace config file (Pawel Salek, 149310)
is inaccurate since FC emacs is actually just using %config without noreplace.
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.4 release. Engineering
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red
Hat intends to include this item in the 4.4 release.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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