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autoconf info packaging [Was: Re: "requires" line for cygwin; bug in upset?]

Dave Korn wrote:
>   I also lost a bunch of my info page indexing after the last update, but I
> haven't looked into what's going on yet.  I'm just sure that "info autoconf"
> used to work and now I have to type "info autoconf2.63".

Well, the autoconf info files have been modified as of

Oct 20 2008 autoconf2.5-2.63

(that was the first update since Nov 19  2006). You have to go back all
the way to (Oct 16  2006 autoconf2.1-2.13-2) before you find any
autoconf package that did not employ a patch like the following:

--- origsrc/autoconf-2.63/doc/autoconf.texi	2008-09-09
08:56:54.000000000 -0400
+++ src/autoconf-2.63/doc/autoconf.texi	2008-10-19 16:59:22.095000000 -0400
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
 \input texinfo @c -*-texinfo-*-
 @comment ========================================================
 @comment %**start of header
 @include version.texi
-@settitle Autoconf
+@settitle Autoconf2.63
 @setchapternewpage odd
@@ -205,27 +205,27 @@

 @dircategory Software development
-* Autoconf: (autoconf).         Create source code configuration scripts.
+* Autoconf2.63: (autoconf2.63). Create source code configuration scripts.
 @end direntry

((( rest of patch elided, more of the same ))) I'm not sure how long ago it was that you last updated your
installation. Or maybe you still had an (unpatched) in
/usr/share/info from a personal build of autoconf, which
_update_info_dir had been picking up, until that file was
removed for some reason?

I could see perhaps duplicating the @direntry section of the .texi file
of the latest release in the autoconf2.5 series, so that both 'info
autoconf' and 'info autoconf2.63' work...

Any thoughts on that?


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