This is indeed useful, thanks. I think this may be best done by some startup code, which when installing org-plus-contrib with require-package, deletes any existing org package, and makes this dummy org package.
Would it be useful if such code appeared within the org-plus-contrib package itself, so we could have this sort of usage in our .emacs: (require-package 'org-plus-contrib) (org-plus-contrib-remove-and-stub-org-pkg) I'm not particularly attached to the name, but you get the point. What do you think? cheers, Simon On 10 August 2017 at 07:37, Thomas S. Dye <t...@tsdye.com> wrote: > In case it is useful, here is Achim's post: > > From: Achim Gratz > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [O] Stable releases > Flags: replied, seen, list > Date: Sat Aug 22 07:44:14 2015 > Maildir: /TSDYE/INBOX > List: emacs-orgmode.gnu.org > > Thomas S. Dye writes: > > I do have a technical question that you or someone else on the list > > might be able to answer for me. When I downloaded the Babel languages > > from melpa just now, the elpa version of Org mode was also downloaded > > and installed, even though I didn't ask for it. Why is this? > > Although you don't say which package you tried, I would guess that the > "org" package is specified as a dependency, likely with some minimum > version. > > > Can it be disabled? Must the elpa Org mode be installed and activated > > in order for the Org mode packages to work? > > From the point of package manager anything installed from the outside > doesn't exist. You can fake that in various way, for instance by > creating a package directory "org-21991231" and putting an org-pkg.el > with > > (define-package "org" "21991231" "Fake Org package for dependency > resolution" 'nil) > > in it. > > > Regards, > Achim. > -- > +<[Q+ Matrix-12 WAVE#46+305 Neuron microQkb Andromeda XTk Blofeld]>+ > > Waldorf MIDI Implementation & additional documentation: > http://Synth.Stromeko.net/Downloads.html#WaldorfDocs > > > Achim Gratz writes: > > > Adam Porter writes: > >> I've had the same problem, I have to manually delete the extra org > >> package now and then. I wonder if a dummy package would prevent > >> package.el from reinstalling it... > > > > Yes it does and I've provided instructions on how to do that quite some > > time ago on this list. > > > > > > Regards, > > Achim. > > > -- > Thomas S. Dye > http://www.tsdye.com > >