Subject: Re: texinfo files
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/1998 22:55:01
Jonathan Stone writes:
> >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. 
> yes, we all know that (dont'we? )
> > It would be a single line added. Simple, clean.
> And broken.  From this info user's perspective, anyway.  

Not from mine. I'm an info user.

> Info can't browse or search outside the node you're
> directory.


In the top level, you have a node entitled "locally installed
software". When you click on it, you get the /usr/pkg/info
tree. What's the problem/

> Splitting the toplevel node based on irrelevant (to info
> users) criteria like whether the info node is from the NetBSD source
> tree or an installed package is ... ghastly.

I don't see why, particularly.