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Re: redundant DOC files

From: Chris Moore
Subject: Re: redundant DOC files
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 01:48:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> You are probably packaging only a single version, so you should only
> package a single DOC file, the one that goes with the binary you are
> packaging.
> If you include in the package emacs-XX.YY.ZZ as well as emacs, you
> should do the same with DOC.

I think the bug that Leo is reporting is that 'make install' installs
all DOC files, not just the newly built one.

The top level Makefile is quite explicit about doing this:

        if [ `(cd ./etc; /bin/pwd)` != `(cd $(DESTDIR)${docdir}; /bin/pwd)` ]; \
        then \
           echo "Copying etc/DOC-* to $(DESTDIR)${docdir} ..." ; \
           (cd ./etc; tar -chf - DOC*) \

A problem here is that the Makefile doesn't know which of the DOC-*
files is the correct one to install, since that is determined by some
Lisp code in loadup.el, and not written anywhere that the Makefile can
easily get at it.

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