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Re: Info files for packages?

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Info files for packages?
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:53:14 -0500
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On Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:22:36 +1100, Alasdair McAndrew wrote:
> I've recently installed some packages from octave-forge in my octave
> 3.6.4 (ubuntu 12.04).  I'd like the package info files to be integrated
> into the octave help ("doc").  For example, the odepkg package has a
> texi file, but that doesn't seem to have been compiled and added in to
> the rest of the help system.
> How can I do this?

Hi Alasdair, good question. There is some limited support for this but
the pkg command does not do anything to install files in the right place
at the moment.

Basically what the doc command is looking for is a file called
in the same directory as the function. So one way would be to first
compile the texinfo file yourself if it's not done for you, then add a
symbolic link called in the package directories for both
m-files and compiled oct-files that points to wherever the compiled file is.

If you'd like to discuss how to make this process more automatic and
seamless for the user (I would), please bring it up on the maintainers
mailing list or open a bug report on the bug tracker.



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