Subject: Re: texinfo files
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/1998 22:40:25
Jonathan Stone writes:
> >They should be re-added and installed in /usr/share/info.
> not clear.  
> emacs already installs many info files into /usr/pkg/info.
> If we do /usr/share/info, we need to rationalize that, and patch all
> info readers to look in both places (since there are packages that add
> info nodes which aren't already in our tree.)  Which doesn't really
> fit very well with the intent of a top-level directory containing all
> Info nodes.

The way that info works, it would be trivial to point the top level
info file in /usr/share/info at a "second level" top level file in
/usr/pkg/info. It would be a single line added. Simple, clean.

> I spose just using /usr/pkg/info (or /usr/pkg/share/info) for intree
> info files breaks our own hier(7) rules, right?

Right. People aren't required to have a /usr/pkg/