[arch-dev-public] Add texinfo in base group?
allan at archlinux.org
Sun Sep 21 02:10:11 EDT 2008
Eric Belanger wrote:
> 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 texinfo is currently out-of-date so I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.
Seems fine to me.
> 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?
I do not think that is a problem as the package files have already been
installed to their proper place before post-install function from the
.install file is called. Just make sure you use the full path to the
More information about the arch-dev-public