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Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.1 on Windows is HUGE
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:55:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:

>> From: (Phillip Lord)
>> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <>,
>> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:17:40 +0100
>> > And on different topic, did you test that C-h i works as it should? Does
>> > it show the Emacs info files? There is a long-standing problem with
>> > Emacs on MSYS2 about this, although IIRC only happens when you install
>> > Emacs as an MSYS2 package. But since testing it only takes a few
>> > seconds... (I can't test myself, computer attracted lightning)
>> Hmmm. Sort of. If you click runemacs.exe from the windows explorer it
>> works. If you launch it from a mingw64 shell, no, it doesn't. Or rather
>> it works, but you get the msys info which doesn't link to Emacs.
> Doesn't surprise me, since MSYS2 doesn't have a native Windows port of
> Texinfo, so the place they put the manuals probably only works for
> MSYS itself.  Does the shell set INFOPATH, perhaps?  If not, in which
> directory do the MSYS Info files get installed, relative to the root
> of the MSYS installation tree?

It does, yes, so Emacs is just doing what it is told. I guess Emacs
could ignore INFOPATH or just use it as a supplement its own files,
given that it knows their location.


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