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regarding inform-mode: Emacs can't find the .el files
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Package: inform-mode
Version: 1.5.8-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I just tried to use `M-x find-function inform-mode', but instead of
working as usual, it gave me this error message:

| find-library-name: Can't find library 

It looks like this is because you do not yet follow provision 6.E of the
debian-emacs-policy; this is hardly surprising, given that it was only
just added in emacsen-common 1.4.23, relesed 11 Feb 2012 (only a bit
over a month ago, and several months after the latest release of the
gettext package).

(Especially considering that the policy change seems to have taken
slightly over a decade:

Here is the relevant policy text:

|   E) If an add-on package compiles any of its Emacs Lisp sources
|      (which must be compiled to a subdirectory of
|      /usr/share/<flavor>/site-lisp/<package-name> -- see section 4
|      above) it must also create a symlink in the same directory as the
|      compiled output that points to the corresponding source file.
|      For example, if add-on package foo produces
|      /usr/share/emacs23/site-lisp/foo/bar.elc, then it must also
|      create a symlink /usr/share/emacs23/site-lisp/foo/bar.el pointing
|      to the corresponding source file.  This ensures that Emacs will
|      be able to locate the source code for the add-on package when
|      using M-x find-function, etc.

Note, however, that I'm preparing a suggested update to the package (for
your approval), and that it will (if accepted) solve this problem.
(See <> if you want to see what
I've got so far.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages inform-mode depends on:
ii  emacsen-common  1.4.23

inform-mode recommends no packages.

inform-mode suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Source: inform-mode
Source-Version: 1.5.8-4

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
inform-mode, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Ben Finney <> (supplier of updated inform-mode package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:22:03 +1000
Source: inform-mode
Binary: inform-mode
Architecture: source
Version: 1.5.8-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Ben Finney <>
Changed-By: Ben Finney <>
 inform-mode - Emacs mode for editing Inform files
Closes: 550688 663407 665397 691726 816475
 inform-mode (1.5.8-4) unstable; urgency=medium
   * The “Ahmed Rajib Haider” release.
   * Adopt this package. Thanks to Jan Christoph Nordholz for your work.
     Closes: bug#691726. Thanks to Bart Martens for the report.
   * Thanks to Samuel Bronson for work to modernise the Debian package.
   * Declare current Debian source package format.
   * Convert copyright information to copyright format version 1.0.
   * Refer specifically to GNU GPLv2 license terms.
   * Update copyright holder information.
   * Configure UScan to monitor and fetch upstream source releases.
   * Configure Git-Buildpackage for this package's source.
   * Document handling of Debian source package.
   * Correct an obsolete relation type in a build dependency declaration.
     Closes: bug#816475. Thanks to Paul Tagliamonte for the report.
   * Support Debhelper adding dependencies with “${misc:Depends}”.
   * Declare compatibility with Emacsen versions, as per Debian Emacs policy.
   * Declare upstream homepage.
   * Declare packaging VCS repository URLs.
   * Use the defined symbol for the Debian Emacs “flavor”.
   * Perform startup in Emacs only when the package directory exists.
     Closes: bug#550688. Thanks to A Mennucc for the report.
   * Use the Debian function for adding the package to the Emacs load-path.
     Closes: bug#663407. Thanks to Kevin Ryde for the report.
   * Install symlinks to ELisp source files, as per Debian Emacs policy.
     Closes: bug#665397. Thanks to Samuel Bronson for the report.
   * Add build targets recommended by Debian Policy §4.9.
   * Upgrade Debhelper requirement to “>= 8”, supported in every current
     Debian release.
   * Remove deprecated ‘-k’ option to ‘dh_clean’.
   * Declare conformance to “Standards-Version: 3.9.8”.
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