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Re: Status of install-info

From: Ian Zimmerman
Subject: Re: Status of install-info
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 19:14:36 -0700 (PDT)
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Okay, I have been pounding at this for a couple of days and I'm making
some progress, but right now I've hit a snag.  I discovered that some
packages put symlinks in the info directory pointing to files in that
same directory.

So, if I just process every (appropriately named) file in the directory,
I'll end up with duplicate entries.  This can be avoided with a search
data structure like a balanced tree or hash table, but that seems
_really_ overkill.  OTOH I can't just ignore symlinks, they could point
somewhere else (e.g. /usr/share/<package>) and then I'd miss their
entries.  Suggestions?

A true pessimist won't be discouraged by a little success.

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