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Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 11:27:03 +0300

> Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 17:07:27 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden>
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>    How many DIR files do you have on your INFOPATH on that system, and
>    how many of those DIR files have the Texinfo section?
> Transcript of an ielm run:
> *** Welcome to IELM ***  Type (describe-mode) for help.
> ELISP> (getenv "INFOPATH")
> nil
> ELISP> Info-directory-list
> ("/usr/local/info/" "/usr/local/share/info/" "/usr/info/" "/usr/share/info/" 
> "/usr/local/info/")
> As you can see from this ielm run, my INFOPATH is nil.

Sorry for inaccurate wording: Info-directory-list and INFOPATH are two
sources where Emacs gets the list of directories to search for DIR
files.  I should have mentioned both.

> The fist two identical sections occur in /usr/local/info/dir and
> /usr/info/dir.  usr/local/info/ occurs twice in Info-directory-list,
> but that does not seem to produce a third identical copy.  The third,
> slightly different, version occurs in /usr/share/info/dir, which is a
> symbolic link to etc/info-dir.  /usr/local/share/info is just an empty
> directory.
> All of this seems to explain my C-h i output.


> I still do not
> understand whether this is just a local problem with my own setup or a
> problem with the Emacs CVS.

IMHO, it's a local problem on your machine.

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