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This is a work-in progress project to generate Debian packages of
Emacs Lisp extensions that integrate with the built in (since GNU
Emacs 24.1) package system package.el. This means that debian packages
built with this tool will show up in M-x list-packages, and that user
installs of more up to date packages will override them (for that
user!). Perhaps the most important improvement is that no file
/etc/emacs/site-start.d is needed for such a package.
This tool is currently at the proof of concept stage. It currently does not
support byte compilation.
package.el gets confused if you have both a system and a user elpa
package and refuses to delete the user one unless you delete the
system one first.
Here is an example of using the helper command (extracted from
a previous debian/rules in this package).