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Re: info DIR file: Duplicate topic entries problem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: info DIR file: Duplicate topic entries problem
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 19:55:36 +0300

> Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 22:07:02 +0530
> From: dhruva <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> On 6/23/07, dhruva <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On my system, "Info-directory-list" evaluates to "nil". Could this
> > indicate a problem?
> Once I did "C-h i", a call to "info-initialize" is made and that
> initialized the variable.


> It had the build location first.
> ("e:/cache/build/emacs/info/" "e:/GNU/emacs/info/")

As expected.  I see a similar value on my machine.

> I have a doubt: If the DIR file have unique entries, how does it show
> duplicate entries on "C-h i"?
> Does the info subsystem use the entries in DIR file and find all info
> files corresponding to a menu item in the info path and display all
> occurrences, that could explain the issue I am facing.

Yes, this is what happens.  Info assembles the DIR node from all the
DIR files it finds in the directories mentioned in Info-directory-list.

> To reaffirm, the DIR file is not corrupted, apologies for misleading.


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