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register an Emacs add on package


dh_installemacsen [debhelper options] [-n] [--priority=n] [--flavor=foo]

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dh_installemacsen is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing files used by the Debian emacsen-common package into package build directories.

It also automatically generates the postinst and prerm commands needed to register a package as an Emacs add on package. The commands are added to the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of how this works.


-n, --noscripts

Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.


Sets the priority number of a site-start.d file. Default is 50.


Sets the flavor a site-start.d file will be installed in. Default is emacs, alternatives include xemacs and emacs20.



Installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/package in the package build directory.


Installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/remove/package in the package build directory.


Installed into etc/emacs/site-start.d/50package.el in the package build directory. Use --priority to use a different priority than 50.


Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

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