Bug 99549 - bash.info not referenced
bash.info not referenced
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: texinfo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-07-21 15:49 EDT by Tom Tromey
Modified: 2014-08-11 01:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-09 12:58:40 EDT
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Description Tom Tromey 2003-07-21 15:49:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
bash.info.gz appears in /usr/share/info.
However, it is not referenced from /usr/share/info/dir

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. grep bash /usr/share/info/dir

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-07-21 16:15:32 EDT
'info bash' works for me.  Clean install, or upgrade?
Comment 2 Tom Tromey 2003-07-21 16:22:17 EDT
I upgraded from 7.3.

"info bash" works for me too.
Plain "info" followed by "m" "bash" fails though
Likewise, M-x info in Emacs brings up dir without a 'bash' entry

(BTW I have a lot of instance of this bug -- 18 different packages.
I'll be reporting the others later.  I wonder if this is some
systematic bug though...)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-07-22 06:22:39 EDT
info, m, bash works for me too.

This from the spec file:

# ***** bash doesn't use install-info. It's always listed in %{_infodir}/dir
# to prevent prereq loops

And the info-dir file in the texinfo src.rpm has the right bit:

$ grep bash info-dir
* bash: (bash).                 The Bourne Again Shell.

Do you have an info.rpmnew by any chance?
Comment 4 Tom Tromey 2003-07-22 10:27:30 EDT
Yes, I do have /usr/share/info/dir.rpmnew
It has entries for "info" and "bash", and that's it.

Where can I learn about how RPMs install new info files?
I assumed it would happen using only install-info.
I'd like to try to figure out the problem before submitting
bugs against the other 17 packages that are missing dir entries...
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-07-28 07:13:45 EDT
Not sure.  But .rpmnew files are created for %config(noreplace) files if they
have been modified from the original payload file.
Comment 6 Tom Tromey 2005-09-09 12:58:40 EDT
This has been fixed since at least FC2.
I couldn't think of a reason to leave it open.

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