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?

Level 2 Asked on August 29, 2017 in General.
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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. 🙂

Level 2 Answered on August 29, 2017.
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