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Re: "info automake" no longer works

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: "info automake" no longer works
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:33:17 +0000

On 27 February 2016 at 01:19, Vincent Lefevre <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The dir entry is "Automake", so does "info Automake" work?
> Yes.
>> Do you have any problems with any other manuals?
> No, but they don't have a version number, or there is a symlink
> to the file with the version number, e.g. for cpp:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  72348 2015-05-01 22:57:51 cpp-4.9.info.gz
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     15 2015-05-05 22:52:55 cpp.info.gz -> 
> cpp-4.9.info.gz
> For automake, there's just:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   3206 2016-02-13 22:03:15 automake-1.15.info.gz

Okay, thanks, I think I've fixed it, in SVN revision 7032. The problem
was with a manpage being preferred to a case-insensitive match. I've
changed it so that a dir entry "Automake" will take priority over an
"automake" manpage when "info automake" is run.

This problem was introduced when I gave manpages a higher priority so
that "info ps" could display the "ps" manpage in preference to a dir
entry for "psmandup" (part of a2ps), which is not what you want to see
when you run "info ps". There are two ways to be sloppy, though:
accepting initial matches, and being case-insensitive. The first
should have been changed, and fixes the "psmandup" problem, but
changing the second caused the problem that you've encountered.

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