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Re: Overwriting built-in packages


From: John Mastro
Subject: Re: Overwriting built-in packages
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:29:16 -0700

> On Mar 21, 2017, at 5:41 PM, Nathan Van Ymeren <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I've been searching and reading documentation for about 2 hours now, and
> haven't been able to find what I'm looking for.
> 
> I'm running Debian, which ships GNU Emacs with org-mode 8.2.10 and I would
> like to overwrite this builtin package with a newer version (from melpa or
> whichever repository).  What is the simplest, most correct way to do this?

In general, you should be able to simply install org from MELPA and restart 
Emacs. 

It won't overwrite the built-in one, but it will shadow/supersede it. 

Have you already tried that?

        John




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