texinfo vs. emacs...

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 21 19:38:30 UTC 2013

On 21/06/2013 17:32, Ben Laurie wrote:
> On 21 June 2013 15:55, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 21/06/2013 14:34, Ben Laurie wrote:
>>> Installing texinfo-5.1.20130419_1...pkg-static: texinfo-5.1.20130419_1
>>> conflicts with emacs-24.3,3 (installs files into the same place).
>>> Problematic file: /usr/local/info/info.info.gz
>>> There doesn't seem to be any clean way to fix this ... hints?
>> Add
>> to ${LOCALBASE}/etc/pkg.conf
>> It's not really clean in that it just allows packages to stomp over each
>> other's files, but it lets you get the job done.
>> The conflict you're seeing is a bug somewhere between those two
>> packages.  One or other of them should probably be patched to rename the
>> offending file.  Please raise a PR so that at least gets onto the radar
>> of the package maintainers.
> Will do - where's the RT?

It's Gnats I'm afraid: http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html or send-pr(1).

> Also, is there an env flag that does the same thing?

As bapt said, PERMISSIVE=yes in the environment will have the required

However, did you know that info(1) is in the base system? If all you
want to do it read info pages, there's no actual need to install texinfo
from ports.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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