Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466580
RHEL's emacs, emacs-nox packages should provide emacs(bin)
Last modified: 2014-12-16 08:52:49 EST
Description of problem:
RHEL's emacs and emacs-nox packages do not provide emacs(bin). This means that packages containing emacs modes that are not GUI-specific currently have no way to specify that they want *any* emacs, short of depending on /usr/bin/emacs. And file-based dependencies are frowned upon.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q --provides emacs
emacs = 21.4-20.el5
Should also provide emacs(bin)
Same change should probably be made to xemacs, but I don't personally use it. For this kind of minimal change, hopefully we don't have to wait for the next service release?
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Previously, the emacs and emacs-nox packages did not provide any convenient way for other packages to specify a dependency that can be satisfied by either of the emacs variants. This update changes the emacs and emacs-nox packages and provides the common symbol "emacs(bin)".
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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