Editing Fink package description files in Emacs
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fink-info: Edit Fink package description files in Emacs

This package provides a simple Emacs mode for editing Fink package description files.


A Makefile is included in the distribution. Just do make to compile everything, and make install to install. You may need to edit the path where Emacs is installed; look in the Makefile and edit the value of the emacs variable. A reasonable default is assumed for the installation location; if you want to change it, edit the value of the install-dir variable in the Makefile.

Finally, modify your Emacs initialization file (usually .emacs in your home directory) so that fink-mode is used whenever you're working with Fink package description files. In my .emacs I have:

(push "~/share/emacs/site-lisp/fink" load-path)
(autoload 'fink-mode "fink-mode.el"
   "Major mode for working with Fink package descriptions files" t)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist
         (cons "\\.info" 'fink-mode))


This work was initially cloned from Sebastian Maret's fink-mode.el.