Re: Texinfo vs. Debian install-info, new upstream texinfo
On 7/4/07, Florent Rougon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
email@example.com (Karl Berry) wrote:
> Thanks for writing, Norbert. I was just about to do the same.
> - Concerning the update-info-dir script I am a but lost, do we have
> a script for this already?
> There are two different scripts in the Texinfo distribution to do this
> job: gen-dir-node and fix-info-dir (in the util subdirectory). I don't
> know which is better or what the differences are.
And there is also a 'generate-info-dir' Python script by Ian
> It seems desirable to me to have the logic for rebuilding the dir file
> be in a separate script, not embedded in install-info. Not something to
> program in C, seems to me.
Well, seems to be the case for the above script...
I have both a C version (in the from of a patch to the existing
and perl and python standalone scripts.
I fully agree with Karl that the standalone scripts are preferable.
that conflicts with the original motivation, which was to fix Debian
post-install script breakage. I wish they could simply drop the
install-info in this context and started using my Perl or Python
scripts , but I guess compatibility considerations won't allow that.
Note my present address, in the Cc.