1.5.12-1: documentation bug in lib[cm].texinfo

Joshua Daniel Franklin joshuadfranklin@gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 06:58:00 GMT 2005


On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 07:18:31 -0500 (GMT-05:00), Steve Munson wrote:
> From the info dir file in /usr/share/info, you can't get to the info
> files for libc or libm, because their entries are wrong. The file
> cygwin-1.5.12-1/newlib/libc/libc.texinfo in the source distribution
> for cygwin-1.5.12-1 contains the following lines near the top of the
> file:
> 
> START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
> * libc::                        The ANSI C library.
> END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
> 
> This incorrectly instructs info to look for a node named "libc",
> which doesn't exist. The correct entry would be:
> 
> * libc: (libc).                 The ANSI C library.
> 
> This tells info to look for the *file* libc.info. There is a similar
> problem in cygwin-1.5.12-1/newlib/libm/libm.texinfo:
> 
> START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
> * libm::                        An ANSI-C conforming mathematical library.
> END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
> 
> This entry, of course, should read:
> 
> * libm: (libm).                 An ANSI-C conforming mathematical library.
> 

Thanks Steve. 

Problem 1 is that these files come from newlib. 

Problem 2 is that they're in both cygwin and cygwin-doc. When did they
get back into
the "cygwin" package?

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