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authorDavid Bremner <>2018-09-21 20:56:24 -0300
committerDavid Bremner <>2018-09-21 20:56:24 -0300
commitfd160606fdf7e316d6ad776f0d00909fc1514593 (patch)
parentcb044808c708f3359542dec387dc44baa42fb220 (diff)
Revert " add new section "A word on info pages...""
This reverts commit cb044808c708f3359542dec387dc44baa42fb220. Make the package buildable again.
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@@ -475,46 +475,4 @@ the package autoloads file. Changing the behaviour of the package (as
opposed to making it work) should in most cases happen in upstreamed
-=head2 A word on info pages in dh_elpa packages
-While info pages can be installed to the main INFOPATH in
-/usr/share/info using B<dh_installinfo>, this is not recommended. If
-the addon is also bundled with Emacs this method will, at times,
-conflict with the file path of a page provided by GNU Emacs.
-Conflicts are primarily with the B<emacs-common-non-dfsg> package.
-More importantly, installing files outside of the B<dh-elpa>-managed
-directory /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/elpa-src/package-version violates
-the ELPA package specification. This specification requires that the
-contents of an ELPA package are contained within a single directory,
-and that this directory is named package-version; subdirectories
-within package-version are permitted I<[1]>.
-Thus, the following method is recommended: Add the path of
-C<>, relative to source-package-dir to
-debian/[S<I<package.>>]elpa. Emacs' info viewer is able to find info
-pages installed in this way because C<package.el> updates
-C<Info-directory-list> to include each addon I<[2]>. At present the
-only downside is that these info pages will be inaccessible using the
-standalone B<info> viewer, eg: bugs such as I<#725408> "org-mode 8
-info does not show up in info index".
-This issue can be fixed upstream in the standalone B<info> viewer if
-the ability to parse installed ELPA packages is added to B<info>.
-Alternatively, this issue can be resolved by customising C<INFOPATH>
-I<[2]>. eg: B<dh-elpa> could hypothetically be extended using a
-method similar to C</etc/profile.d/> for each
-elpa-package that installs an info page. GNU Emacs info-mode and the
-standalone B<info> viewer would then use C<INFOPATH> to resolve the
-correct location of an info page.
-= item References:
-[1] For more information see section "Multi-file Packages" in the GNU
-Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, available online or from the non-free
-package emacs-common-non-dfsg C<qinfo "(elisp) Multi-file Packages">.
-[2] For more information see section "Other Info Directories" in the
-GNU Texinfo Manual, available online or from the non-free package
-texinfo-doc-nonfree C<info "(texinfo) Other Info Directories">.