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Bug 275641

Summary: [Future EAPI] "newinfo" command
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects Reporter: Ulrich Müller <ulm>
Component: PMS/EAPIAssignee: PMS/EAPI <pms>
Severity: enhancement CC: esigra
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 174380    

Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2009-06-27 20:54:08 UTC
For some reason "doinfo" doesn't have a "newinfo" partner. This is inconsistent since almost all "do*" commands have one.

I think the most common usage case would be something like "newinfo foo" for packages that come with extensionless info files. See app-emacs/gnus or app-emacs/org-mode for real-life examples.
Comment 1 Ciaran McCreesh 2009-06-29 18:12:18 UTC
Let's use this bug as our first for the new way of status tracking.
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2010-10-07 06:47:19 UTC
Let's postpone this until the issues of bug 306445 have been sorted out.
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2010-10-25 00:09:48 UTC
Reopening for proper closing.

Looks like the only clean way to get an info file with a different name is to change the argument of @setfilename in the texinfo source file. Simply renaming the info file may break cross references. Therefore, a "newinfo" command is not a good idea.