Subject: Re: Installing windows help files
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 10/16/2007 01:31:56
Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 05:43:33PM +0000, Roland Illig wrote:
>>Module Name:	pkgsrc
>>Committed By:	rillig
>>Date:		Sun Oct 14 17:43:33 UTC 2007
>>Modified Files:
>>	pkgsrc/databases/mysql5-client: Makefile PLIST
>>Log Message:
>>The file manual.chm is installed additionally, since it is much more
>>comfortable to browse than the GNU info file.
> : less manual.chm 
> "manual.chm" may be a binary file.  See it anyway? 
> : file manual.chm
> manual.chm: MS Windows HtmlHelp Data
> Why is it much more comfortable to install and browse a 5MB file on
> an UNIX system?

I tried it with kchmviewer, and compared to the info file, the chm file 
even has a usable index. And nice markup. Colors. A table of contents 
browser. You can click on a link to follow it.

Unfortunately, the MySQL distfile doesn't ship with the documentation in 
HTML or PDF format, which I had preferred over chm.

Investigating further, I found the HTML version on the MySQL homepage, 
with some obscure licensing terms, but I think they are covered by the 
pkgsrc distribution methods.

I can import that instead of having the CHM file.