MySQL and "More Control/Package Users" Package Mgmt
trentshea at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 19:58:00 PDT 2010
On Wednesday 23 June 2010 20:09:58 Timothy Rice wrote:
> Still, I don't even understand why dir needs to be rebuilt. The following
> explanation in the blfs book is a little unhelpful:
> "pushd ... popd: This set of commands rebuilds the /usr/share/info/dir
> file as the installation failed to do so."
Seems clear enough to me. I did have to read the man page for install-info,
which doesn't seem to say what a dir file is for, ha. Anyhow, my understanding
is that the dir file is a table of contents for the info program.
> Yeah, I just don't get that. Saying "the installation failed to..."
> implies that the installation ideally should, for some reason, but
> doesn't. So why should it? What would be the consequences of skipping
> these rebuild commands?
If you skip this step I believe that you'll just be missing an entry for mysql
on the default info page, but should still be able to issue 'info mysql'
> Given that rebuilding dir really is necessary, should I rebuild both
> /usr/local/share/info/dir and /usr/share/info/dir, or just one of them?
FWIW my /usr/local/share/info/dir is empty... but I'm pretty sure that mysql
only gets dumped into one folder, and that is the folder you should rebuild
the dir file in.
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