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Re: can't access info dir in emacs under msys2

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: can't access info dir in emacs under msys2
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:51:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Bostjan Vilfan <> writes:

> I installed 64bit emacs in my Windows 10 computer as described in
> however, I am experiencing difficulties in accessing manuals, other
> than the emacs manual and the emacs lisp manual (for example, I would
> like to access the org mode manual). Could someone, please, let me
> know how to set up emacs so that I can access all manuals in
> /msys64/mingw64/share/info.

There is a long standing problem with how info files are packaged and
installed by MSYS2. I intend to look into this on the coming weeks.

Meanwhile you can `C-u M-x info' and navigate to the info file you wish
to read.

Please note that, until recently, MSYS2 emacs was distributed with
compressed info files, which require the presence of gzip on the PATH.
If you start emacs by executing `runemacs' from a MSYS2 command shell
you already have gzip on the PATH. The new emacs 25 release is
distributed with uncompressed info files so you can start Emacs from a
desktop shortcut if you wish (you need to create the shortcut yourself,
pointing at runemacs.exe.)

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