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Re: Info.gz files

On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 11:50:52AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 10:49:55AM +0100, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>Hallo David,
>>Am Montag, 22. Dezember 2003 um 01:08 schriebst du:
>>> I notice that some of the larger info files, notably gcc & related files 
>>> plus the Cygwin-ug files, are in /usr/share/info as files.
>>> Is info (supposed to be) able to handle these directly?  If so, is 
>>> special action appropriate to get them listed in the dir file -- on my 
>>> system they are simply not being seen.
>>> Of course, I can unzip them - but why use up the space if info can do it 
>>> dynamically.
>>I thought that info is able to handle this directly, therefore I
>>provide the info pages compressed.  If the info files are not seen,
>>then the script /etc/postinstall/ needs to be
>The script should have no problems with compressed files,
>assuming that install-info has no problems.

...and install-info, unsurprisingly, has no problems with .gz files.


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