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Directory names hard-coded in Texinfo Perl scripts

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Directory names hard-coded in Texinfo Perl scripts
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 11:52:19 +0200


I routinely make my MS-Windows/MinGW builds of Texinfo for others to
use, here:


Recently, a user complained to me that starting with Texinfo 6.7, the
Texinfo Perl scripts won't work unless the binary distro is installed
in the same directory for which I configured it.  This is unfortunate,
since it requires users to modify their installation trees and/or PATH
variables to follow my local conventions.

Would it be possible to restore the capability we evidently had in
Texinfo 6.6 and before, whereby the Perl scripts could use directory
names relative to their invocation directory?  I believe that code was
changed for unrelated reasons (perhaps to support better the use-case
of running Texinfo uninstalled?), but the ability to relocate the
installation root of the scripts is IMO also valuable, regardless.

Could we please resurrect this ability in a future release of Texinfo?


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