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Odd Info problem

From: Mike Ballard
Subject: Odd Info problem
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:36:25 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Hi -

Although not what you might call a problem, more of an annoyance, is that
I have my own (source-controlled) top-level Info "dir" file in a certain
location (where there are no Info files). I set xref-face to a color I
like and for years this has worked perfectly.

But now (and I have no idea what changed it; still using Emacs 21.1 as I
have for the past couple years) bringing up Info in Emacs the xref-face
color is gone.  When I highlight an Info topic face and select "list
properties" nothing shows up.  So I renamed my "dir" to "",
restarted Emacs and let it use the dir file in /usr/share/info.  xref-face
is now back to the color I'd specified (and properties show up when

But if I copy /usr/share/info/dir over my own top-level dir file
(expecting xref-face to show up as I set it) xref-face reverts back to
uncolored (and unspecified when I select "list properties").  Any idea
what might be behind this?

You'd guess it has something to do with pointing Info to use my location's
"dir" as its top-level but I've done it this way for years without any
problems.  I'm using texinfo 4.5 if it matters (and prioritzed
INFOPATH/DIR vars where my "dir" location is first).


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