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Re: How to prevent distribution of `texinfo.tex`

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: How to prevent distribution of `texinfo.tex`
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:06:27 +0000 (UTC)

>>> Yeah, it would be nice to have a means to control that.
> Yes it is really not a good solution in this case.  The file is
> detected at "automake" time and the rule to distribute texinfo.tex
> is baked into the generated  That then gets bundled up
> into the tarball.

Yep.  The size of `texinfo.tex` (374kByte) is not significant today,
but if there is no Texinfo documentation in a project it is completely
pointless to include it.

I vote for removing this file from the list of mandatory files.
Besides the fact that even a lot of GNU projects lack Texinfo
documentation, distributing `texinfo.tex` alone is very US-centric,
since the language-specific support files like `txi-de.tex` are not
automatically distributed.


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