Bug#97500: info sections clobbered by individual commands
severity 97500 wishlist
reassign 97500 texinfo
* Yann Dirson <email@example.com> [080911 08:47]:
> The info dir on Debian systems becomes large really, and having all
> individual commands in packages like binutils, id-utils, sharutils,
> sh-utils, fileutils, and textutils, listed in their sections does
> not help really, although I it may be useful to have them in the dir.
> I suggest to create some "Individual Commands" section, and possibly
> to force it to be the last section in the dir, to solve this problem.
Adding individual command sections in all the different info pages
does not sound doable.
So only chance to get an command index is if it is automatically
generated from the info files.
This might need support from texinfo so that info pages can mark
the different commands and their documentation.
Once such a syntax is available (perhaps it already is, I am no
info expert), there is most likely something needed to generate
the specific command index also in install-info.
Thus I am reassigning this to texinfo, in the hope someone there
can better assess if this functionality is already somewhere or
what would be needed or to forward it upstream...
Bernhard R. Link