Package: emacsen-common
Version: 2.0.8
Severity: normal

The problem is these lines in

(cd /usr/share/${FLAVOR}/site-lisp
  ln -s ../../emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup.el .)

The use of ../.. assumes that the Emacs installation is in /usr.

There's a useful setup for installing Emacs from source but
integrating it with Debian, which I maintain:

This package assumes that Emacs is installed from source in /usr/local
(as is only sensible, don't want it trampling over alternatives in
/usr/bin etc.!).

However, this causes the above code to make broken links.

The obvious fix is to make the relative path absolute (refer to
/usr/share...), but I don't know whether that would cause other
problems (I tested it, and it didn't seem to!). This fix would involve
replacing the above two lines with:

ln -s /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup.el 

There's no problem with the other relative symlink, just above the one
I quote, to /etc/${FLAVOR}/site-start.d, as emacs-snapshot ensures
that /etc, not /usr/local/etc, is used.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers xenial-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'xenial-updates'), (500, 'xenial-security'), (500, 
'xenial'), (100, 'xenial-backports')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

-- no debconf information

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