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Re: Command-line info sees more stuff than Emacs info

From: Luther Thompson
Subject: Re: Command-line info sees more stuff than Emacs info
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:49:16 -0500

On Mon, 2017-11-27 at 16:00 +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi,
> Luther Thompson <address@hidden> skribis:
> > The Emacs info-mode can't see all of the info files on my system. Most
> > notably, it doesn't see coreutils. The command-line info seems to see
> > everything just fine.
> >
> > I'm running Trisquel+Guix. I use the info and coreutils that came with
> > Trisquel, while Emacs is installed with Guix.
> [...]
> > export 
> > INFOPATH="${GUIX_PROFILE:-/gnu/store/38lybr3lz7d2i1pqx9p025jiinxcpa8m-profile}/share/info${INFOPATH:+:}$INFOPATH"
> Most likely the problem is that ‘info’ from Trisquel looks for manuals
> in /usr/share/info by default, where Emacs from Guix does not.
> The fix is to add /usr/share/info to INFOPATH (and/or
> ‘Info-directory-list’ in Emacs.)

Changing INFOPATH does seem to work. I guess Emacs ignores the 'PATH'
component of INFOPATH.

On re-reading about the --directory option [0], I found that to add the
built-in default info directories, I just had to put this line:


...after running the Guix profile. This works for both the stand-alone
info and Emacs info.

Thanks for the help!



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