Bogus install-info for e2fsprogs-1.27

Seth W. Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Tue Oct 1 20:58:17 PDT 2002


Ken Moffat <ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Seth W. Klein wrote:
> > Ken Moffat <ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > I've just installed this package manually (going for a minimalist
> > > approach, instead of my normal scripted build) and `make install-libs'
> > > has the following as its last action
> > > 
> > > /bin/rm -rf /usr/info/libext2fs.info*
> > > ../../e2fsprogs-1.27/mkinstalldirs /usr/info
> > > for i in libext2fs.info* ; do \
> > > 	/bin/install -c -m 644 $i /usr/info/$i ; \
> > > done
> > > gzip -9 /usr/info/libext2fs.info*
> > > 
> > > This means that running install-info as an added command is
> > > unnecessary.
> > 
> > It's not unnecessary. "install-info" doesn't install info files; it
> > updates the dir file.
> 
>  I defer to your knowledge, Seth. Guess I fell into the trap set by those
> gnu folks when they named it install-info.

My knowledge is just a tactless rehash of the man page :)

> Given that I've created yet
> another duff report, I wonder why the e2fsprogs people copy over the file
> but don't bother to update the dir file ?

I wonder too. Maybe it wasn't a duff report. Maybe it simply needed
to go to the e2fsprogs people?

cheers,
Seth W. Klein
-- 
sk at sethwklein.net                             http://www.sethwklein.net/
Maintainer, LFS FAQ                 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/faq/
-- 
Unsubscribe: send email to listar at linuxfromscratch.org
and put 'unsubscribe lfs-dev' in the subject header of the message



More information about the lfs-dev mailing list