Bogus install-info for e2fsprogs-1.27

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sun Sep 29 13:52:23 PDT 2002


On Sun, 29 Sep 2002, Seth W. Klein wrote:

> Ken Moffat <ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Apologies if I've not kept up with the changes, but the latest version of
> > the book that I've got here has the following at the end of installing
> > e2fsprogs, and I don't remember seeing it discussed.
> > 
> > install-info /usr/share/info/libext2fs.info /usr/share/info/dir
> > 
> > together with an explanation of it.
>
> I'm probably blind, but i don't see the explanation, unfortunately.
>
 Sorry, you're right. My bad.
 
> > 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. 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 ?
 
Ken
> cheers,
> Seth W. Klein
> 

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