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Re: Cygwin Users Guide (cygwin-ug-net.html) not installed with doc
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:39:56 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cygwin Users Guide (cygwin-ug-net.html) not installed with doc
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On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 09:50:40AM -0800, Otto Hirr wrote:
>Seems odd that the "Cygwin User's Guide" (html) is not installed with the
>"cygwin-doc" package. The package descriptions claims to include the "User's
>The install file, cygwin-doc-1.7-1.tar.bz2, contains a cygwin-ug-net.info
>file, installed in usr/share/info.
>Attempts even to use 'info' have failed.
>Attempting 'info cygwin-ug-net' yields
> No menu item `cygwin-ug-net' in node '(dir)Top'.
>Editing 'dir' to include cygwin-ug-net (as follows (w/o indent)):
> * Cygwin Users Guide: (cygwin-ug-net). Cygwin Users Guide.
>results in the following when menu selected:
> Cannot find node `Top'.
>(Ok, so I've used 'info' in the past, even written some doc for it. But that
>was long ago and I was not a guru then and certainly not now.)
>This _should_not_ be this hard.
>By default, cygwin-doc, should provide html files as does Cygwin/X Users
>Guide, not info files.
>(No this is not to start some discussion on the merits of info over
>html/browser, the world wide web adoption has spoken.)
>There is very useful information in the 'Cygwin Users Guide'. It should be
>part of the basic "cygwin-doc" package, so that one does not have to go out
>to the web to read it.
>So is this an error, oversite, or have I missed installing some other
>package that includes this? Or have I missed something very obvious?
So to paraphrase:
"I've tried to type "info cygwin-ug-net" and it failed saying "No menu item
'cygwin-ug-net'". I believe this is a bug."
Yes. It's a bug.
It will be fixed.
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