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Re: [patch] honor program_transform_name on installation of info manuals

On Feb 18, 2004, at 3:48 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:

Geoff Keating writes:

On Feb 18, 2004, at 3:25 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:

attached is patch, which renames the info files on generation and
changes the references to external gcc files. checked with an install
configure with and without --program-suffix=-3.5.

Ada manuals are renamed as all of the other Ada tools and man pages
are not renamed as well.

ok to apply?

I'm not sure about the renaming of the actual info files. They are not, after all, named after the executable 'gcc'; they are named after the project GCC.

it's my understanding that the --program-suffix option should allow parallel installation of more than one GCC version with the same path prefix.

I've heard that, but I have no evidence that it's true. The only documentation of --program-* seems to be in the configure --help:

  --program-prefix=PREFIX prepend PREFIX to installed program names
  --program-suffix=SUFFIX append SUFFIX to installed program names
                          run sed PROGRAM on installed program names

Info files aren't named based on a program name...

 info file names never made the distinction on the case of

No, case has nothing to do with it. The point is that info files are usually named after the project, not after the executables, unlike man pages which are named after the executables.

what would you propose to achieve this installation option?

What do other GNU programs do?

Geoff Keating <>

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