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Bug#43757: marked as done ([OLD PROPOSAL] My emacs can't find some info files)

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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 17:25:13 +0100 (BST)
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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

I have:

| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ 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
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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:16:54 -0500 (CDT)
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debian-policy proposals. If you disagree with action below please
respond to bug#@bugs.debian.org, not to me, so that the discussion may
be carried out publically in debian-policy. Feel free to re-open the
bug while it's being discussed -- I'm not trying to force any
particular disposition, just taking my best shot at resolving dead

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.

Action: close

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