[Slackbuilds-users] info files on submitted packages

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at xsmail.com
Fri Sep 11 22:48:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 09:23:44AM +0300, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> It has come to my attention that the sumbitted scripts for packages that
> install
> info files in /usr/info, common mostly in GNU tools, but not limited to
> those
> don't add entries to the /usr/info/dir file which makes autocompletion
> fail.
> AFAIK Pat ships a custom dir file making sure that the entries there
> reflect the
> packages part of Slackware. But if you install others the dir file isn't
> updated,
> at least not for the ones i've checked available on SBo.
> I don't know what other implications this has, since i don't use the
> info files much.
> But i have 3 packages installing one, msmtp, gtypist & ratpoison, &
> autocompletion
> fails for them all.
> To deal with this there could be something like the following in
> doinst.sh:
> install-info /usr/info/$package.info $/usr/info/dir 2> /dev/null
> that adds the entry to the dir file. Most tools in SBo don't have
> multiple info files
> like it happens for example with a2ps in Slackware.
> Of course that entry will stay there even if the custom installed
> package is
> unistalled. It would need something like
> install-info --delete /usr/info/$package.info $/usr/info/dir 2>
> /dev/null
> but Slackware doesnt have a way to do that automatically upon package
> removal.
> Maybe it would be worth adding an entry to the doinst.sh in the
> template.SlackBuild?
> Thoughts?

rworkman modified the doinst.sh to the following:
eg. for msmtp
chroot . /usr/bin/install-info /usr/info/msmtp.info.gz /usr/info/dir 2> /dev/null

If you ever need to deal with info files this is the right way to do it
in addition to the rm -f $PKG/usr/info/dir gzip -9 $PKG/usr/info/*.info*
already present in the SlackBuild.


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