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Re: Cygwin Users Guide (cygwin-ug-net.html) not installed with doc

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 09:50:40AM -0800, Otto Hirr wrote:
>Seems odd that the "Cygwin User's Guide" (html) is not installed with the
>"cygwin-doc" package. The package descriptions claims to include the "User's
>The install file, cygwin-doc-1.7-1.tar.bz2, contains a
>file, installed in usr/share/info.
>Attempts even to use 'info' have failed.
>Attempting 'info cygwin-ug-net' yields
>  No menu item `cygwin-ug-net' in node '(dir)Top'.
>Editing 'dir' to include cygwin-ug-net (as follows (w/o indent)):
>  * Cygwin Users Guide: (cygwin-ug-net). Cygwin Users Guide.
>results in the following when menu selected:
>  Cannot find node `Top'.
>(Ok, so I've used 'info' in the past, even written some doc for it. But that
>was long ago and I was not a guru then and certainly not now.)
>This _should_not_ be this hard.
>By default, cygwin-doc, should provide html files as does Cygwin/X Users
>Guide, not info files.
>(No this is not to start some discussion on the merits of info over
>html/browser, the world wide web adoption has spoken.)
>There is very useful information in the 'Cygwin Users Guide'. It should be
>part of the basic "cygwin-doc" package, so that one does not have to go out
>to the web to read it.
>So is this an error, oversite, or have I missed installing some other
>package that includes this?  Or have I missed something very obvious?

So to paraphrase:

"I've tried to type "info cygwin-ug-net" and it failed saying "No menu item
'cygwin-ug-net'".  I believe this is a bug."

Yes.  It's a bug.

It will be fixed.


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