[arch-dev-public] info pages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 5 19:53:41 EDT 2008

Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a heads up with something I have remembered while packaging with 
> the new pacman release.  Including docs is the default in makepkg.conf 
> now so if there is a large amount of documentation you will want to 
> add a !docs to the PKGBUILD options.  Also, every package that needs 
> the --mandir configure flag will probably need and --infodir one too.  
> An annoying number of packages with info pages install a 
> /usr/share/info/dir file so that will need removed at the end of the 

I have discovered that at least one package has to have a 
/usr/share/info/dir file or the info command complains that it is 
missing.   It seems that ideally all packages with info directories 
should add/remove entries in this file when installing/removing the 
package, although calling "info <something not in dir file>" seems to 
work, but I might be missing something.... 

The point is that adding info files properly involves an install file 
with "install-info" commands for each info page in the package.  Isn't 
including docs fun!


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