Bug#2894: dpkg guidelines info files not recognized
On Mon, 6 May 1996, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> Am I correct in thinking that all debian users who have installed
> from this debian 1.1 install floppy set now have problems in their
> /usr/info/dir files?
Yes. Boot floppies with either dpkg-1.1.6 or base-1.1.0-7 (possibly
earlier) have the fix. I don't know of an easy way to check the
versions of packages on the base diskettes short of making them. A
list of the contents of the boot floppies should be added to the
> If so, is this being addressed?
I posted a script in debian-user which fixes the info file. The
problem is not as simple as moving the '* Menu ...' line up,
unfortunately. All the sections in the info file were of size one, as
install-info thought the file was empty each time.
The script is in the March archive, with subject 'Re: problem with
info'. Several people have used it succesfully.