Bug 665668 - Entry for 'texinfo' is not included in /usr/share/info/dir
Summary: Entry for 'texinfo' is not included in /usr/share/info/dir
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 662382
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texinfo
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-12-25 20:34 UTC by Mark Harig
Modified: 2011-01-19 21:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-01-11 14:13:15 UTC

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Description Mark Harig 2010-12-25 20:34:05 UTC
Description of problem:
The Emacs directory file, "/usr/share/info/dir", is not updated when the 'texinfo' RPM package is installed from the Fedora repository.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time 'texinfo' is installed using 'yum'/'rpm'.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 'texinfo' using 'yum' directly or the PackageKit applet, 'gpk-application' from the System/Administration menu item, 'Add/Remove Software'.
2. Check for a 'texinfo' entry in /usr/share/info/dir
   $ grep -i texinfo /usr/share/info/dir
Actual results:
No entry is listed for 'texinfo' in /usr/share/info/dir

Expected results:
The following lines should be listed in /usr/share/info/dir:
* Texinfo: (texinfo).           The GNU documentation format.
* install-info: (texinfo)Invoking install-info. Update info/dir entries.
* texi2dvi: (texinfo)Format with texi2dvi.      Print Texinfo documents.
* texi2pdf: (texinfo)PDF Output.                PDF output for Texinfo.
* pdftexi2dvi: (texinfo)PDF Output.             PDF output for Texinfo.
* texindex: (texinfo)Format with tex/texindex.  Sort Texinfo index files.
* makeinfo: (texinfo)Invoking makeinfo.         Translate Texinfo source.

Additional info:
It appears that the source of this problem is a small error in the specification for the RPM file for 'texinfo'.  Here are the scripts run for 'texinfo' during installation and un-installation:

rpm -q --scripts texinfo
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ -f /usr/share/info/texinfo ]; then # --excludedocs?
    /sbin/install-info /usr/share/info/texinfo /usr/share/info/dir || :
preuninstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ $1 = 0 ]; then
    if [ -f /usr/share/info/texinfo ]; then # --excludedocs?
        /sbin/install-info --delete /usr/share/info/texinfo /usr/share/info/dir || :

Note that the file checked for is /usr/share/info/texinfo.  However, the documentation files included in the 'texinfo' package are compressed:

$ rpm -qd texinfo | grep /usr/share/info

In the scripts, above, '/usr/share/info/texinfo' should be replaced with '/usr/share/info/texinfo.gz'.

Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2011-01-11 14:13:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 662382 ***

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-01-11 14:25:57 UTC
texinfo-4.13a-13.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-01-19 21:08:13 UTC
texinfo-4.13a-13.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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