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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: can't access info dir in emacs under msys2
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:34:46 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <>
> Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:51:04 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <> writes:
> > If INFOPATH works, then why doesn't Info-directory-list work?  Do they
> > point to the same directory?
> Info-directory-list contains only the directory where the Emacs info
> files are installed (under ".../msys32/mingw32/share/info") while
> INFOPATH contains the directories where the MSYS2 info files are, for
> instance .../msys32/usr/share/info (IIRC).
> Since Emacs is a MinGW ("native") application it is expected that it
> ignores the existence of the MSYS2 ("cygwinized") directories unless
> something tells it otherwise, such as INFOPATH in this case.

Understood.  The OP said he customized Info-directory-list, so I
assumed it pointed to the correct list of directories.  I believe you
are talking about the default value of Info-directory-list.

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