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    Exclamation info diriectory displays empty

    1. When I say info, I get an empty document:
      Info: (dir)Top, 1 linii --All
    2. When I say info -f /usr/share/info/dir, I get the same.
    3. When I open /usr/share/info/dir in KWrite, I notice that there are tabulations in the Node: declaration.
    4. When I removed these tabulations, the directory suddenly displayed all right (info -f /tmp/dir).
    5. So I tried the same thing with the file extracted from the current package, and it contains tabulation characters, so I can see nothing there with info.

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    Exclamation Re: info directory displays empty

    There is a file called info-dir in texinfo-4.13a-3.1.src.rpm; this file is referenced from texinfo.spec, and it contains tabulation characters. The offending line is:
    Code:
    install -m 644 %{S:10}       %{buildroot}%{_infodir}/dir

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    Exclamation Re: info directory displays empty

    and since this file is %config(noreplace), a simple upgrade does not fix this problem. This is both a good news and a bad news: the good news is you can fix it yourself and the bad news is that RPM will not fix it for you.

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    Exclamation Re: info directory displays empty

    However, calling install-info to create a new directory index file produces the same unreadable result.

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    Default Re: info directory displays empty

    Escalated to Bug 640417

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: info diriectory displays empty

    On 2010-09-20 00:06, yecril71pl wrote:

    ....

    >
    > However, calling install-info to create a new directory index file
    > produces the same unreadable result.



    So that was why info didn't work in my system! Thank you.
    Please, report this in a Bugzilla (and post the number here), so that it is corrected.


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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))

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