[erlang-patches] Fix Flymake dependency in erlang-pkg.el

Fredrik <>
Mon Mar 4 12:07:42 CET 2013

On 03/04/2013 12:04 PM, Magnus Henoch wrote:
> Steve Purcell<>  writes:
>> Hi Magnus,
>>> I just tried installing the Emacs Erlang mode using the package
>>> definition in erlang-pkg.el, and found that the dependency declaration
>>> on "flymake-mode" is incorrect - it should be "flymake" instead.  I also
>>> decreased the version requirement, as erlang-flymake.el works well with
>>> flymake version 0.3 (the one that comes with Emacs).
>> I believe this fix is insufficient for Emacs 23. In that version, there
>> is no bundled `package.el`, and the one which is downloadable does not
>> recognise Emacs built-in libraries as packages. ie. on Emacs 23, the
>> "flymake" dependency would be unsatisfied.
>> IMO a better solution would be to omit the dependency altogether, since
>> flymake has been standard since (at least) Emacs 23.
>> I'm a maintainer of MELPA (http://melpa.milkbox.net/), which is an Emacs
>> package repository which automatically builds elisp packages from
>> upstream source control repositories, so I'm happy that you've addressed
>> this issue, because the Erlang package has indeed become uninstallable
>> on all Emacs versions due to the "flymake-mode" dependency you fixed.
>> Would you be able to submit a patch replacing the '(flymake-mode "0.3")
>> with a nil, or should I?
> Nice catch.  Here is the new version of the patch (on top of the maint
> branch):
> git fetch git://github.com/legoscia/otp.git fix-emacs-pkg-flymake-dep
> https://github.com/legoscia/otp/compare/legoscia:fix-emacs-pkg-flymake-dep
> https://github.com/legoscia/otp/compare/legoscia:fix-emacs-pkg-flymake-dep.patch
> Regards,
> Magnus
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Thanks, Re-fetched and currently in the 'pu' branch.


BR Fredrik Gustafsson
Erlang OTP Team

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