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It is not specific to Emacs. And yes, it came from a time when a multi-user site (organization, school, company,...) installed Emacs for multiple-user use. And yes, this is still the case sometimes. A company or other organization can well provide one or more company installations of Emacs, and provide company-specific customizations in site-lisp. ...


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Would it help to simply set package-user-dir before installing the packages? (setq package-user-dir "/usr/share/emacs/24.3/site-lisp/elpa") Assuming you have write access, package.el will install the packages there.


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C-h v load-history Then search the variable value (in buffer *Help*) for the library you're interested in, e.g. default.el or default.elc.


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If what you are asking is "how to include source code in my Arch package", it doesn't seem to belong here but maybe https://unix.stackexchange.com/. Are there configuration options Emacs' makefile that mean make install copies the C sources too? No. What's the correct way to set find-function-C-source-directory in the package? Create a site-lisp? If ...


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You can re-add /usr/share/emacs/24.5/lisp/ to the start of the load-path by doing something like this (push "/usr/share/emacs/24.5/lisp" load-path) While this will work, this is system/installation dependent, I found one installation independent way to get path to lisp startup.el (expand-file-name "../lisp" data-directory) Combining these together the ...


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