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'info' observations and questions
- From: "Doug Wyatt" <dwyatt at sunflower dot com>
- To: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 14:33:42 -0600
- Subject: 'info' observations and questions
- References: <email@example.com> (Larry Hall's message of "Sun, 18 Jan 2004 20:44:36 -0500")
- Reply-to: dwyatt at sunflower dot com
I'd found that info v4.2 was not working for me,
% info info
"info: dir: No such file or directory"
Playing around with it for a while, it seems that info
works best when INFOPATH is not defined and /usr/info/dir,
rather than /usr/share/info/dir, is the primary index.
Even when an up-to-date /usr/info/dir is present, if an
INFOPATH is defined, I will see something like "Unable to
find node referenced by `gcc' in `(dir)Top'." for some
entries like gcc.
Running 'strings /bin/info.exe | grep usr' reveals a
reference to /usr/info, but not to /usr/share/info, which
may suggest a reason for part of what I've seen.
I don't know where the info.exe source is - doing a setup
package search for info or info.exe does not seem to be
helpful in locating it. Any hints?
Can someone explain why INFOPATH seems to muck-up the
behavior of info and why /usr/share/info has been chosen
for the default location of the dir file, rather than /usr/info?
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