[Pkg-emacsen-addons] Bug#802154: Bug#802154: sml-mode: fails to upgrade lenny -> squeeze -> wheezy -> jessie -> stretch

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Sat Oct 17 21:34:35 UTC 2015

Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org> writes:

> On 2015-10-17 22:49, David Bremner wrote:
>> Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org> writes:
>>>   Cannot open load file: package
>>>   ERROR: install script from elpa-sml-mode package failed
>>>   dpkg: error processing package elpa-sml-mode (--configure):
>>>    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
>> Could it be that at that point you have emacs23, and not emacs24? 
> No, it's actually emacs22 that is still installed, on this upgrade path
> there is nothing pulling in a newer version automatically ... :-(

There's really no reasonable way to support versions of emacs older than
24 with the elpa based infrastructure. Indeed most emacs addon packages
just won't work, never mind packaging issues. I guess a versioned depend
on emacs would do the trick to pull in emacs24. If that seems like the
right solution, I can have dh-elpa do it automatically.


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