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Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 12:09:42 -0400

>     The usual reason, today, why there are manuals in multiple
>     directories is because of incompatibilities between packages.
>     In other words, it is an accident.
> That is one reason.  But the main reason I personally have seen is not
> accidental at all -- it is so sysadmins can keep locally installed
> manuals separate from those installed with the system.  Otherwise, you
> lose your local dir file entries when system upgrades are done.

Also because those various dirs might be managed by different people
with different access rights.  The obvious example is with
/usr/info vs ~/info.


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