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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 10:45:25 EDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Eric Belanger
<belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> 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 texinfo is currently out-of-date so I could do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.


> 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?

It is post-install, not pre-install, so there should be no issues at
all running it.

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