Subject: pkg/6601: packages with texinfo documents should use makeinfo, not emacs
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From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/16/1998 14:26:12
>Number:         6601
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       packages with texinfo documents should use makeinfo, not emacs
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec 16 11:35:01 1998
>Originator:     Greg A. Woods
Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
>Release:        pkgsrc sup as of Mon Nov 16 08:02:37 EST 1998

System: NetBSD 1.3I


	Since there is a gtexinfo package, makeinfo from that package
	should always be used to format texinfo documents for info
	instead of using emacs (since gtexinfo is much smaller than
	emacs, and has much better and more complete handling for
	texinfo documents).


	Observe that some packages, such as ispell, still use emacs to
	format their texinfo documents.


	Add patches to any pkgsrc module for packages which still use
	emacs for for formatting texinfo documents to instead use
	something like:

		makeinfo --no-split --force -o $@ $<

	Add "BUILD_DEPENDS = makeinfo:../../devel/gtexinfo
	install-info:../../devel/gtexinfo" to the package's pkgsrc
	Makefile (are both recommended when from the same pkg?).

	Optionally remove any "*_DEPENDS = emacs" if the package no
	longer needs emacs to build/run.

	If the package doesn't already use "install-info" to add the DIR
	entry, then patch it to do so.

	If the package's texinfo documents don't include @direntry, then
	patch them to do so.