Bug#43757: marked as done ([OLD PROPOSAL] My emacs can't find some info files)
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Subject: My emacs can't find some info files
X-Mailer: VM 6.62 under Emacs 19.34.1
Package: debian-policy, emacs19, glibc-doc
Version: not known, 19.34-21, 2.1.1-12
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||/ Name Version Description
ii emacs19 19.34-21 The GNU Emacs editor.
ii emacs19-el 19.34-21 GNU Emacs LISP (.el) files.
ii emacsen-common 1.4.8 Common facilities for all emacsen.
ii glibc-doc 2.1.1-12 GNU C Library: Documentation
When I look at /usr/info/dir it has an entry for libc. However,
libc.info is in /usr/share/info, not /usr/info, and Emacs can't find
I think this is a bug in policy, which encouraged people to change the
locations of info files without thinking about transition.
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Subject: Re: Bug #43757: My emacs can't find some info files
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:16:54 -0500 (CDT)
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Bug #43757: My emacs can't find some info files
Summary: Submitter pointed out that emacs19 couldn't find info files
installed in /usr/share/info when the dir file was in
/usr/info. Responders seemed to agree that this was bug in emacs19
rather than policy, and there was some discussion about the /usr/info
to /usr/share/info transition.
Discussion: Emacs19 isn't even in unstable, and emacs20 seems to
deal with this fine, so it seems like a non-issue at this point.