Emacs and info
Hi, I’m trying to get Emacs working on Solus, and for the most part everything’s fine.
However, I can’t access info since the command doesn’t exist and isn’t installable (not in the repos).
I’ve switched 2 computers over to Solus 3 and would love to keep using it as my main system. Any advice / help?
Thanks a million!
CORRECTION: I have found the texinfo package which is what appears to be required. Installing Emacs installs documentation to /usr/share/info, but doesn’t install a dir file there.
Any ideas on how I can create one?
I’ve found an ugly workaround:
1. After installation of the texinfo package, navigate to /usr/share/info and do the following:
sudo touch dir
2. Create an install.sh file with the following content:
for i in *info*; do install-info $i dir; done
and execute the file with:
sudo sh install.sh
3. There will be a warning, and some files won’t be correctly entered into the dir file (everything from time.info onwards, it seems). You can manually add files to dir in the following manner:
sudo install-info <filename> dir
This is quite an ugly way of doing things, but results in a dir which can be used by C-h i in Emacs. I hope the amazing folks at Solus can get a better solution going. 🙂