[Pkg-emacsen-addons] dh-elpa (pre-0.0.11) breakage on emacs upgrade

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Sat Sep 26 15:36:00 UTC 2015

I'm embarrassed to report that versions of dh-elpa prior to 0.0.11
generated bad maintainer scripts (technically bad emacsen-common
scripts). I didn't find this breakage until now because it only
manifests on emacs upgrade (or switching to different flavour). My
confusion was thinking that I could guess the name of the packge being
upgraded from $DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE. But of course in retrospect
this more or less misses the entire point of emacsen-common.

It suffices to rebuild affected packages against dh-elpa >= 0.0.12. The
bug is fixed as a side-effect of the new elpa-version handling that
hardcodes the version into the emacsen-common scripts. Eventually we
might want to think about binNMUs, but this currently doesn't work for
arch-all packages.

sorry for the inconvenience,


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