texinfo manuals

Jochen Küpper jochen at fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Thu Jun 7 06:13:47 PDT 2007

Hi All.

(This is probably more a macports-devel question/suggestion, but I am  
not subscribed there.)

Many ports do install their info-manuals in ${prefix}/share/info/  
which is good.
Emacs does not display their entries in the *info* buffer by default,  
because the directory does not have an dir entry. Would it therefore  
be useful, to have individual ports add their info-manual to such a  
info dir? Could be done easily by something like (untested)
   depends_lib   port:texinfo
   post-destroot { system "install-info ${prefix}/share/info/gsl- 
ref.info  ${prefix}/share/info/dir" }
for gsl.

Has this been discussed before? (Searching for "info" is quite  
useless, searching for texinfo did not bring up much along these lines).
What could a general policy on this issue be?

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