Subject: makeinfo and --no-split
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 11/10/2004 13:12:26
There seems to be a convention that info files shouldn't be split. Or
is there? I don't see it in pkgsrc, but it seems to be partly adhered
too. It really seems to be silly to split files into 50k chunks;
guile-library.info (wip/guile-lib) is 80058 bytes as one file, and it
was 3 chunks - directory, and then two files. So I patched
--no-split into the Makefile. I guess the alternative would be to
list all 3 info files in Makefile
I wonder if the makeinfo wrapper should have --no-split instead of
exec /usr/bin/makeinfo --split-size=50000 "$@"
with a MAKEINFO_SPLIT variable that avoids that for cases when the
packages build/install scheme is fixated on doing it this way.
In the wip/guile-lib case, the upstream source only installs the
primary info file.