bug 219448

G. Milde g.milde@web.de
Mon, 23 May 2005 14:09:16 +0200

On 21.05.05, Paul Boekholt wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2005 10:17:11 +0200, "G. Milde" <g.milde@web.de> said:
> > So lisp/startup.el seems to be the emacs equivalent to /etc/jed.conf?
> No, I think startup.el is the equivalent of site.sl and either
> site-start.el of default.el is the equivalent of jed.conf.
> Site-start.el is 0 lines (not counting comments) and resides in /etc/emacs.
> Startup.el is 1665 lines and every Emacs has its own startup.el in
> /usr/share/emacs/VERSION/list/startup.el.
> I suppose that startup.el is simply installed and removed with the rest of
> emacs.
> However, emacs also looks for
> /etc/emacsVERSION/site-start.el
> I don't have a default.el.

So my suggestion becomes:

  Jed         Emacs
  ---         -----
  site.sl     startup.el         % not touched by Debian (?)
  default.sl  default.el         % not used by Debian
  jed.conf    site-start.el      % config file

 * jed.conf has Debian specific code, site-start.el is (virtually) empty.
   (Does the emacs package patch startup.el?) If so, is there a way to
   disable Debian specific startup code in Emacs?

 * As Jed doesnot have a VERSION system, there is no equivalent for

Pauls question was "what does Emacs do?", so now I ask more specific: 

  Does the Debian packaged emacs look for /usr/local/etc/site-start.el?
  Does a locally installed emacs look for /etc/site-start.el?

  Do we care?


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