[pacman-dev] [arch-dev-public] info pages
allan at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 8 22:12:29 EDT 2008
Eric Belanger wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Allan McRae wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Just a heads up with something I have remembered while packaging
>>> with the new pacman release. Including docs is the default in
>>> makepkg.conf now so if there is a large amount of documentation you
>>> will want to add a !docs to the PKGBUILD options. Also, every
>>> package that needs the --mandir configure flag will probably need
>>> and --infodir one too. An annoying number of packages with info
>>> pages install a /usr/share/info/dir file so that will need removed
>>> at the end of the PKGBUILD.
>> I have discovered that at least one package has to have a
>> /usr/share/info/dir file or the info command complains that it is
>> missing. It seems that ideally all packages with info directories
>> should add/remove entries in this file when installing/removing the
>> package, although calling "info <something not in dir file>" seems to
>> work, but I might be missing something.... The point is that adding
>> info files properly involves an install file with "install-info"
>> commands for each info page in the package. Isn't including docs fun!
> The emacs package already does this. The emacs.install file could be
> used as a template for this info stuff.
A template based in that is making its way into the prototypes found in
the ABS packages which I am going to make a release of soon.
CC: pacman-dev - We should also automatically compress the info files
like we do the man pages.
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