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Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs cvs newbie problems
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 18:08:58 -0400

    It doesn't matter from the point of view of info (which is a problem in
    itself, as Karl E. points out), but it may matter very much from the
    point of view of the sysadmin.

A sysadmin will able to specify the place to install Info files.
The issue is what to do for the default.

    I disagree.  When several info directories exist, that is usually
    exactly what the installer/sysadmin wants to have.

You seem to have in mind rather sophisticated installers.  Those will
be able to specify options to get whatever they want.  Many, though,
are not so sophisticated; for them, the defaults "just happen".
They are likely to get info files divided between /usr/share/info and
/usr/local/share/info without ever thinking about whether they wanted

The person who reported this bug did not carefully choose to put
Info files in three places.  He chose one of the three, but the other two
just happened.

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