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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Sep 21 02:10:11 EDT 2008

Eric Belanger wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 texinfo is currently out-of-date so I 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 
install-info binary.


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