Is there an easy way to supplement emacs' info manual with additional nodes?

Or does one have to go through http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html to download manuals, and then manually insert them into emacs? This seems pretty tedious, especially since there are numerous documents that I would like to add. (gdb, C, gcc, djvu package, etc.)

On the same line, I have installed gdb through homebrew (on OS X Yosemite) but still when I run the command "info gdb" in the terminal it brings me to the man pages. Shouldn't info pages come packaged with GNU installations by default?


What I meant by "an easy way" was an interface through emacs or likewise such as that for packages (package-list-packages function in emacs).

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    possible duplicate of C-h i *info* directory is nearly empty – Jenny D May 21 '15 at 14:17
  • I was wrong. It appears that info manuals DO in fact come with the respective program's installation. I figured this out when I reinstalled gdb through the GNU website. I believe that when I first installed gdb I used homebrew. Could it be that homebrew does not install info packages? – samlaf May 21 '15 at 21:44

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