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Re: Online copies of textinfo content available?




On Mon 29 Oct 2018 at 16:27:13 -0400, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:20:30AM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > What Brian asked for is an example of a man page that ends with
> > "The full documentation for foo is maintained as a Texinfo manual"
> > but the   info foo   output has no more information than   man foo.
> 
> This used to be more of a problem because dpkg provided an install-info that
> couldn't parse the info header used in newer versions of texinfo.  This was
> obviously a bug but hung around for a while before it was solved. E.g., in
> etch the ls man page would point people to the ls info page, but since
> install-info didn't parse the index properly, "info ls" couldn't find any ls
> info and fell back to displaying the ls man page. It was possible to run
> "info coreutils ls", and the coreutils man page tried that later on. This
> failed in other cases, which led to the current (awkward) formulation in
> which the ls man page references "info '(coreutils) ls invocation'".
> Eventually, dpkg's install-info was replaced by the actual texinfo
> install-info, so a simple "info ls" also works again.
> 
> TL;DR: man pages referencing info pages which are just man pages shouldn't
> be a thing anymore.

Does 'info make' giving a man page fit your explanation?

-- 
Brian.