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Bug#59332: general: Info files are installed in different directories, index broken

On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 07:49:56PM +0000, Andrew M. Bishop wrote:
> > > Package: general
> > > Version: 20000229
> > > Severity: normal
> > > 
> > > The index file for the info files only works for files in /usr/info.  Info files
> > > that are in /usr/share/info are not accessible even though they are listed.
> > 
> > They are accesible for me, I tried with info and pinfo viewers. What program
> > did you use? That's where the bug should be reassigned...
> I used Emacs.  I don't think the problem is just with Emacs, it is
> with packages that install the info files into /usr/info instead of
> /usr/share/info.  If Emacs used the /usr/share/info/dir directory file
> then it would miss the files in /usr/info.  There is no way of Emacs
> working unless all the files are in the same directory.

That's a bug in Emacs, then. The ordinary GNU info and the pinfo viewer
support files in multiple directories just fine. Which Emacs do you use?
(we need the package name to be able to reassign properly)

> g2:~# dpkg -l `dpkg -S /usr/info/\* | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq`
> +++-==============-==============-============================================
> ii  autoconf       2.13-20        automatic configure script builder
> ii  flex           2.5.4a-6       A fast lexical analyzer generator.
> ii  gawk           3.0.4-2        GNU awk, a pattern scanning and processing l
> ii  gdb            4.18.19990928- The GNU Debugger
> ii  m4             1.4-10         a macro processing language
> ii  sharutils      4.2.1-1        shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode
> ii  util-linux     2.10f-2        Miscellaneous system utilities.
> Should I raise a bug report for each of these?

You can file bug reports, however, if those packages don't declare a
Standards-Version higher or equal to 3.0, then the bug reports may only
be of `wishlist' severity (else they should be `normal').

enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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