[ESS] Does M-x package-install compile ESS's e-lisp?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Feb 18 17:16:17 CET 2013

>>>>> Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:31:51 +0100 writes:

    > Hi, 

    > The package from MELPA imports only lisp and etc directories and it
    > *does* compile elisp files (I have just tried). Make is essential only
    > for pdf/html/info stuff.

    > I am personally not using this distribution but other people reported
    > that it works.  The missing info/ref-card can be solved on our side if
    > we include a compiled version of those in the trunk. They actually used
    > to be there till fairly recently. I think we should put these two back.

    > Vitalie

It's just wrong to have  built (docu) files in the revision
control system sources.

I have no idea about MELPA yet, but why can't they work off the 
ess tarball ?
We can change the format of the tarball if it helps them.


    >>> James Jong <ribonucleico at gmail.com>
    >>> on Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:03:41 -0500 wrote:

    >> I read on the documentation:
    >> http://ess.r-project.org/Manual/ess.html#Unix-installation

    >> the following:
    >> --------------------------------

    >> Edit the default locations of LISPDIR, INFODIR and ETCDIR in Section 1 of
    >> Makeconf (if you are using XEmacs, then edit the XEmacs subsection in
    >> Section 1).

    >> You can compile those files by:
    >> make all
    >> When that completes successfully, install the compiled files:
    >> make install

    >> --------------------------------

    >> My question is, does M-x package manager take care of this? I would imagine
    >> the answer is no, but just in case.

    >> Thanks,

    >> James

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