[arch-dev-public] Fix texinfo-based depcycles in core

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 15:59:44 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This idea is Thomas', I take no credit, except that I actually wrote it up.
>> The idea:
>> texinfo, on install, processes all info files. bash and glibc (and,
>> likely, other packages in core) no longer need to depend on texinfo,
>> but should check for install-info in the scriptlets before running.
>> a) user installs bash and glibc. No info files are processed, texinfo
>> not installed
>>   user then installs texinfo, all info files are processed
>> b) user installs texinfo first (somehow)
>>   user then installs bash, info files processed due to existence of
>> install-info
>> c) user follows case a or b
>>   user upgrades bash or glibc, info files processed as normal due to
>> presence of install-info
>> Any issues with this? See attached patch. Please review. If possible,
>> this needs to go to core before we release the ISOs.
> Seems reasonable for now. Basically any package in core should
> 1) not depend on texinfo
> 2) attempt to call install-info if it has info pages AND install-info is found?


I guess, technically all packages should check for install-info before
actually doing anything - it's only proper.

Allan, can we get the proto file updated with the -x check (and full paths) ?

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