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bug#42316: 28.0.50; package.el has trouble reloading and activating GNU
bug#42316: 28.0.50; package.el has trouble reloading and activating GNU ELPA :core packages
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:42:59 -0800
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
João Távora <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Stefan Monnier <email@example.com> writes:
>>> 2. When you shut down that Emacs session, start it again, run
>>> package-initialize, you _still_ don't have the new eldoc.el file
>>> (1.2.0) loaded. This is only for eldoc.el, flymake.el works
>>> correctly in this use case.
>> Yes, this is because it's preloaded in Emacs, so when package.el comes
>> to activate the package, the autoloads in `eldoc-autoloads.el` won't have any
>> effect because all its functions are already defined (since `eldoc.el`
>> is already loaded).
>> This is not a really bug in package.el but arguably a missing feature,
>> indeed. When `package-activate-all` is called, it should probably
>> reload all packages that were already loaded before (when the version
>> already loaded is different from the one that's just been activated).
Is this the same as Bug#40971?
> Sounds reasonable. But can these changes ever reach Emacs 26.3? How?
> Only by updating package.el itself, right? Is that possible?
I guess if we make package.el into a :core package. But then again we
will have the same bug on Emacs 26.3, so it will never be loaded...
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