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Re: html texinfo install?

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: html texinfo install?
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:50:59 -0800
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Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:

> In order to make this most useful for people to browse manuals locally
> (with file://localhost), it seems it might finally be time to propose a
> standard directory for HTML output from Texinfo manuals.

> The obvious directory would be $(datadir)/html by analogy with
> $(datadir)/info, but it seems a bit arrogant to use such a generic name
> for something which only relates to Texinfo manuals.  Maybe texinfo/html
> -- then we could have texinfo/xml/ and texinfo/docbook/ and ..., if we
> liked.  Thus:
> texinfodata = $(datadir)/texinfo
> texinfohtml = $(texinfodata)/html

Doesn't pretty much every distribution use /usr/share/doc for this and
other package documentation at this point?  This would be a pretty huge
change for distributions, particularly since many of them have tools to
index /usr/share/doc, web servers that serve it out to localhost, etc.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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