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Re: [O] Stable releases

From: Thomas S . Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Stable releases
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:55:06 -1000

Aloha Achim,

Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Thomas S. Dye writes:
>> I do have a technical question that you or someone else on the list
>> might be able to answer for me.  When I downloaded the Babel languages
>> from melpa just now, the elpa version of Org mode was also downloaded
>> and installed, even though I didn't ask for it.  Why is this?
> Although you don't say which package you tried, I would guess that the
> "org" package is specified as a dependency, likely with some minimum
> version.

I tried the ob-* packages and I'm not sure which one(s) might have
triggered this.

>> Can it be disabled? Must the elpa Org mode be installed and activated
>> in order for the Org mode packages to work?
> From the point of package manager anything installed from the outside
> doesn't exist.  You can fake that in various way, for instance by
> creating a package directory "org-21991231" and putting an org-pkg.el
> with
> (define-package "org" "21991231" "Fake Org package for dependency resolution" 
> 'nil)
> in it.

Excellent.  Thanks!  Would it be useful to distribute org-21991231 on

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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