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has caused the Debian Bug report #434907,
regarding emacs22-el: Please don't compress the .el files
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Package: emacs22-el
Version: 22.1+1-1
Severity: wishlist

The .el files are in a separate package, so they don't need to be
compressed. Having them as .el.gz is inconvenient, because a wide
range of standard tools don't work transparently with compressed
files. The one I'm thinking of is diff: I sometimes make locally
modified copies of installed files, and trying to reconcile what I've
done is now much more tedious: I have to make an uncompressed copy of
each file I want to diff. Finally, the simple fact that the filenames
are no longer ".el" but ".el.gz" causes me lost seconds owing to
typing errors, as it violates the principle of least surprise.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages emacs22-el depends on:
ii  emacs22-common                22.1+1-1   The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc

emacs22-el recommends no packages.

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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

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