MAN<x>-like support for .info files as well?

Kimura Fuyuki fuyuki at
Fri Apr 4 14:06:21 PST 2003

At Fri, 4 Apr 2003 17:59:30 +0200 (CEST),
Gerald Pfeifer <pfeifer at> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Kimura Fuyuki wrote:
> > Yes, indeed we need such a facility to deal with info files easily. But
> > how? I think it should allow us to specify at least the following
> > things:
> >
> > 1. a info file to pass install-info as an argument
> > 2. a wildcard(?) for split info files
> Based on my experience and given those those examples you provide, I would
> suggest to mainly consider the first two, at least for a first version.
> > * Template ("n" is number of the info, can be omitted. 2,3,4 are optional.)
> >
> > INFOn=	1 2
> This seems a very useful and easy-to-use approach, yes.
> Would it be sufficient to look for "1", that is, the base name of the info
> file(s), and have the $PORTSDIR/Mk machinery automatically check whether
> it is a single file or a series of files?

If it can be done, yes, I agree with you about the machinery
check. Perhaps we'd better start simple with the room for the further

One problem: I don't also have enough skill to hack the tangly Gurus?

-- fuyuki

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