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A few notes
A few notes
Sat, 15 Feb 2003 10:24:06 -0800
Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
I haven't played with tramp for quite a while.
So found my old cvs copy and grabbed the cvs command from
Moved my tramp to trampX, then ran the cvs commands to get a new one.
First thing I noticed is that the README file contains no information
Second thing is there is no gnu style INSTALL file that contains
Ok, maybe just go to texi/tramp.texi and convert it to info to find
out about installation.
That fails because there is no 'tramp' directory yet.
That seems like a mistake to take the one place where install info
may be found, and render it unusable with out editing.
So I have three suggestions.
Only because it is not self apparent that simply running `make' will
do all I needed... (it did or does, but who'd know it?)
1) A reference in README to INSTALL file:
`(see INSTALL file for install information)'
2) Include an `INSTALL' file something like:
In many cases, all that is required is running `make' at the
top level of tramp directory.
2) If that fails do this:
if makeinfo is installed, run:
else open tramp.texi in emacs and run the command:
Then find the install section of tramp (the newly create
info file) with either:
info -f ./tramp
in emacs C-u C-h i <RET> ./tramp <RET>
Currently, several parts of 2) above will fail.
tramp.texi is set to write to ../info, which isn't created yet. So
if user needs 2) above, it will fail.
Then even if one edits tramp.texi or just creates the `info'
directory, the created file isn't readable with
`info -f ./tramp' it fails with
`Can't find top dir'
Emacs info reader has no problem with it though.
3: Include the info directory in the distribution intead of relying
on make to create it. That way point 2) would mostly work.
- A few notes,
Harry Putnam <=