[arch-dev-public] Add texinfo in base group?

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sun Sep 21 01:19:10 EDT 2008


I just want to point out FS#11501.  Basically, as we are now adding info 
pages to packages, we are using a .install file which runs install-info. 
This tool is part of texinfo. Therefore we should either add a dependency 
on texinfo to all these packages or alternatively add texinfo to the 
base group.

Personnally, I prefer adding texinfo to the base group. It is simpler and 
would make more sense as the tools for the man pages are already in base.
Let me know what you think. texinfo is currently out-of-date so I could do 
that change at the same time.

BTW, texinfo provides its own info pages. Currently these files are 
included in the package but there's no .install script. If I add a script, 
then technically, it'll need to depend on itself. I'm thinking that it 
might cause problems for users who are installing it for the first time or 
with the installer. I could bypass this issue by not running install-info 
on post-install but only on post-upgrade and removal. Any 
better idea/comments?


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