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Re: FHS again (Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?)

[ moving to -policy, thanks! ]

On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Joel Klecker wrote:

> At 13:23 +0100 1999-03-03, Santiago Vila wrote:
> >On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Joel Klecker wrote:
> >> I have already stated this several times, `info' has a large number
> >> of directories in its default INFOPATH, including /usr/share/info.
> >
> >Fine. Does this mean that we can already use /usr/share/info?
> >How does install-info deal with the dir file?
> Isn't it already policy to give install-info the --infodir option to 
> tell it the directory in which the dir file and the info files live? 
> If not we can just let it keep the default of /usr/info and require 
> packages that are FHSized to pass an explicit --infodir argument when 
> calling install-info.

Would not be much easier to modify install-info itself, instead of
changing so many packages to add a single option?

[ We should probably change all packages anyway because the info file
is usually referred by its absolute pathname, but I still doubt
that adding an exatra option to every install-info invocation is a good
idea. ].

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