Bug #12247 bad formatting of file mysql.info in Linux package
Submitted: 28 Jul 2005 19:31 Modified: 10 Aug 2005 18:48
Reporter: Carsten Segieth Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.0.10 OS:Linux (Linux)
Assigned to: Paul DuBois CPU Architecture:Any

[28 Jul 2005 19:31] Carsten Segieth
The formatting of the file "EXCEPTIONS-CLIENT" in "mysql-standard-5.0.10-beta-linux-i686.tar.gz" looks bad (large spaces between words and bad paragraph formattings).
Additional it looks that the file contains Windows like CR-LF chars.

How to repeat:
download and unpack "mysql-standard-5.0.10-beta-linux-i686.tar.gz"

Suggested fix:
better formatting
[10 Aug 2005 13:15] Lenz Grimmer
Stefan, this actually seems to be a problem with the mysql.info file (from which the EXCEPTIONS-CLIENT file is currently being derived from) - opening the mysql.info
file in an info viewer (e.g. "info" or "pinfo") reveals the same bad formatting, for all chapters, not only this specific section.

So it seems like the root cause is the conversion from DocBook to Info - changing the Synopsis accordingly and re-assignining it to Docs.
[10 Aug 2005 18:48] Paul DuBois
The result you see in the .info file is due to lots of
whitespace being included in the DocBook -to- Texinfo
conversion (the .info file is produced from Texinfo).
I've introduced an extra processing step into the
conversion process to clean up this whitespace, which
results in better Texinfo and .info output.