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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 16:51:40 -0400
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Subject: Re: groff & man in latest
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In-Reply-To: <200004211958.OAA26062@hp2.xraylith.wisc.edu>; from khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU on Fri, Apr 21, 2000 at 02:58:46PM -0500

On Fri, Apr 21, 2000 at 02:58:46PM -0500, Mumit Khan wrote:
>Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com> writes:
>> 
>> FYI, I did try 'info', too.  But it gives a "dir: No such file or directory"
>> error.
>
>I usually run a script like the following after installing packages:
>  
>  cd /usr/local/share/info	# or wherever your info directory is
>  for i in *info*; do
>    install-info $i dir
>  done
>
>Assuming of course that you have install-info (from makeinfo) installed.
>
>There's probably a better way to handle this, but this works for me. 
>Some of the packages are known to have buggy *.info files that causes
>those to be left out of the dir file however. 

I usually do something similar.  There are a lot of info files in /usr/info
but there is no /usr/info/dir.  Is there an easy way to generate that?

cgf

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