Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481620
libext2fs info file inaccessible
Last modified: 2009-02-25 11:24:11 EST
Description of problem:
Running "info libext2fs" results in "Unable to find node referenced by `libext2fs' in `(dir)Top'." and the main info page. From there, I can see the info page in the menu. Manually selecting it with 'm' results in the complaint "libext2fs. info: No such file or directory".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "info libext2fs"
The info page is not shown.
The info page should be shown.
The problem is that makeinfo 4.12 interprets the dot in "libext2fs.info" to be the end of the description portion of the info entry, even though it hasn't seen the closing parenthesis yet. Making the reference be to just "libext2fs" works.
Ok, so "info libext2fs.info" works, "info libext2fs" fails.
Sorry, I'm no info-guru, so not sure what you mean by "Making the reference to be just "libext2fs" - where is this?
What's the proposed solution?
Ahah, maybe here...
* libext2fs: (libext2fs.info). The EXT2FS library.
should change to....
* libext2fs: (libext2fs). The EXT2FS library.
Is that right?
Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry to be obscure.
No problem, sorry I was dense. :) Do you know offhand if older versions of makeinfo will still be happy with this change?
Yes, it has supported both forms for a long time. I'm not sure why the .info form is broken now. I suspect it's a bug, but haven't dug into it. In any case, the /usr/share/info/dir file on my system consists almost entirely of the no-".info" form, so it must be working for a lot of packages.
I've committed this change to rawhide, and sent a patch upstream. It'll get to F10 at some point :)
Thanks for the report,
Committed to e2fsprogs-1.41.4-1.fc10, should hit the F10 testing repo soon.
e2fsprogs-1.41.4-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update e2fsprogs'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-1224
e2fsprogs-1.41.4-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.