I am a bit confused on exactly how the emacs package management works. I currently run emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just ran the command
package-menu-mark-upgrades which marks all the packages that have available upgrades. Then I executed to install these upgrades.
However, upon visiting the
.emacs.d/elpa directory I noticed that the older versions of my installed packages still existed. For example I have two
ess packages with a bunch of numbers at the end which give the date of their latest build.
Is this typical behavior? Or do I need to run another command to delete these obsolete packages?
Thanks for all the help!