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Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Rodolfo Medina
Subject: Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:59:24 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Bob Proulx <address@hidden> writes:

> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Rodolfo Medina writes:
>> > Bob Proulx writes:
>> > > Additionally instead of installing "emacs24" directly it is
>> > > better to install the "emacs" package.  That will always depend
>> > > upon the best version available.  Previously it was emacs23.  In
>> > > Jessie it is emacs24.  In this way emacs is automatically
>> > > upgraded.  If only emacs24 is installed then the assumption is
>> > > that you don't want to upgrade when emacs25 becomes available.
>> >
>> > To do so, I should now:
>> >
>> >  # aptitude purge emacs24
>> >  # aptitude install emacs
>> 
>> I did so, and seems all right.
>
> The end result is okay but it wastefully removes emacs24 and then
> immediately installs it again.  'emacs24' is a dependency of the
> current 'emacs'.  Why remove what will be immediately re-installed?


Maybe it was enough simply

 # aptitude install emacs

.  The reason to install `emacs' package having emacs24 already installed is
what you said above:


>> > > Additionally instead of installing "emacs24" directly it is
>> > > better to install the "emacs" package.  That will always depend
>> > > upon the best version available.  Previously it was emacs23.  In
>> > > Jessie it is emacs24.  In this way emacs is automatically
>> > > upgraded.  If only emacs24 is installed then the assumption is
>> > > that you don't want to upgrade when emacs25 becomes available.



> See this for a more full answer and description:
>
>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2015-04/msg00174.html
>
> Additionally this too:
>
>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2015-04/msg00178.html


Yes, it's our present thread.

Thanks,

Rodolfo




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