texinfo vs. emacs...

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Fri Jun 21 20:24:01 UTC 2013


On 21 June 2013 20:38, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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
>>>
>>> PERMISSIVE : yes
>>>
>>> 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
> effect.
>
> 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.

texinfo is getting installed as a dependency for octave....

>
>         Cheers,
>
>         Matthew
>
> --
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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