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From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev re COPYHEADER COPYING
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:47:38 +0500 (SAMST)

On Sat, 22 May 1999 address@hidden wrote:

> In a recent note, Henry Nelson said:
> > Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 08:53:49 +0900 (JST)
> > 
> > I question the following change in pre.5.
> >    1999-05-20 (2.8.2pre.5)
> >    * correct links to COPYHEADER and COPYING in about_lynx.html, by 
> > pointing to
> >      author's URLs, rather than to files which are not installed anyway -PG
> > The underlying problem is that the install-help target is not working as
> > intended (perhaps an example of something becoming too complex to be
> > maintained).  I think the links should be reinstated to point to local
> > files that ARE installed.  All it should take is to find the command,
> > `cp COPY* lynx_help`, which at one time must have existed, and turn it
> > on for all types of installation (plain or gzipped) of the help file set.
> > 
> Well, I did this for one of the two files involved (I hastily neglected
> the other.)  Then Kim observed that this didn't satisfy the requirement
> for gzipped help files.  That requires a modification to a sed script
> to change the suffix on the links in the html doc.  I ran out of
> wind.  I have scant pride of authorship in having changed two
> links; :-) I'll gladly bow to anyone who submits a patch satisfying
> Henry and Kim.

 Sorry, can someone describe both requirements in short?
 IMO it's easy to do this - we can copy those 2 files uncompressed
unconditionally (it's GPL - it gives us so much), without any .html suffixes.
This can be done by modifying toplevel - so no sed
rules are to be fixed, those two COPY* files needn't be moved to
distribution's /lynx_help, help_files.txt needn't be modified...


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