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

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sun Sep 21 14:52:21 EDT 2008

On Sun, 21 Sep 2008, Dan McGee wrote:

> 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 texinfo is currently out-of-date so I could do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.
> +1
>> 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.

I was probably confusing pre-install with post-install for some reason. 
I realize now that adding the standard .install file to handle info 
files won't cause any problems.


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