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Bug 6625 - cvs postinstall names the wrong info files
Summary: cvs postinstall names the wrong info files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-02 00:15 UTC by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 20:39:38 UTC

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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-11-02 00:15:50 UTC
The cvs postinstall runs /sbin/install-info on the two
files /usr/info/ and /usr/info/
However, those files don't exist; they're actually (well,
presumably) the files and

 This would matter more if install-info appeared to look
at them at all, but it doesn't.

Comment 1 Chris Siebenmann 1999-11-02 00:35:59 UTC
Whoops, pilot error; there are indeed and files there as well as the info-1 files.
I probably got mislead and missed seeing them during my
attempt to track down why they aren't appearing in the
top-level info menu (which is, I think, a generic bug in
the install-info program).

 However: install-info says that none of the cvsclient info
files have an info dir entry. This may make the install-info
invocation on fail (once install-info gets
fixed so that it should normally succeed).

Comment 2 Jim Kingdon 1999-11-02 23:22:59 UTC
You are right, install-info doesn't seem to be working.  As nearly
as I could tell, the --entry option to install-info doesn't work.
So the fix will be to make sure that and have
info-dir entries (I've submitted a fix to and put it
on, and edit the cvs.spec file
to not use --entry.

I'm assigning this bug to me so I remember to do it :-).

Comment 3 kevin lyda 2000-01-21 09:04:59 UTC
the gnome help program can find the cvs info files, but typing invo cvs just
brings up the man page.  i suppose the actual existence on info pages, and not
man pages, can't be considered a bug?  i hate info.

anyway, i was just going to mention the cvs info not working thing, but since
you folks have found it already i'll just add this rambling note instead...

Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-04 20:39:59 UTC
Fixed in the current tree

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