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Re: info node missing(auctex-devel)


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: info node missing(auctex-devel)
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:37:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Shiyuan <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Shiyuan,

>      I installed a library (auctex-devel). However I cannot  see the info
> node when I use C-h i. The information may be missing in the package or I
> did something wrong when I installed the package.
> How does a library usually insert its info node into emacs such that users
> can browse it by C-h i m? How can I identify the problem and fix it? Thanks.

You have to add the directory containing the info file (or to be more
precise, the dir [directory index] file) to `Info-directory-list'.
That's what I do for AUCTeX from CVS:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(add-to-list 'Info-directory-list "~/repos/el/auctex/doc")
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

For generating the info docs, you have to run

  $ make docs

in the auctex checkout (probably, "make all" also creates the docs).  In
addition, you have to create a directory index in doc/ that lists the 2
manuals (auctex itself plus the preview-latex docs).  This can be done
easily like so:

  $ pwd
  /path/to/auctex
  $ cd docs
  $ install-info auctex.info dir
  $ install-info preview-latex.info dir

HTH,
Tassilo




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