Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187614
missing lisp/url/* files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
A number of emacs lisp packages rely on url.el, which *used* to be part of the
emacs/w3 package. Later, it was a separate package. By emacs 21 the package had
been integrated into the emacs distribution, found in the lisp/url/
subdirectory. With this integration, support for the separate package was dropped.
Redhat is not distributing this portion of emacs -- neither as part of the
common stuff nor as part of the base package nor as part of the lisp source. Can
this be fixed?
FYI, it became a common convention for people to package this as emacs-url, but
I think it is widely enough used to justify packaging in emacs-common. It is not
apparent to me why this did not just install in the usual way.
This is also an issue for FC4.
If you guys will adopt it (or equivalent), I'll hunt down the source of the
build bug and supply a patch.
url.el is included in cvs emacs and so should be in Emacs 22 when it is
released. Perhaps you're thinking of XEmacs, which includes w3 in xemacs-sumo:
xemacs is now part of Fedora Extras.
Having said that if url.el works with Emacs 21 and is generally useful
(what do you need it for?) then I don't see any problem with adding it
to site-lisp/ in emacs-common.