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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 19:07:18 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Yeah
> 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) ?

Any opinions on this (well, the second email, with the fixed patch) ?

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