Bug#2904: install-info doesn't cope with nonexistent /usr/info/dir file
Michael Alan Dorman writes ("Re: Bug#2904: install-info doesn't cope with nonexistent /usr/info/dir file "):
> Well, while we probably couldn't recreate it _exactly_, we could
> certainly scan through /usr/info, look at the various files and try to
> deduce from their names (say, anything that isn't -digit[digit].gz) which
> should be re-inserted---they won't be in the correct sections, but they
> would at least be listed, and presumably would get recreated correctly
> when a new version of a given package is installed, right?
There are a few paragraphs at the top of /usr/info/dir that don't come
out of any info file.
> Even if we don't do that, /usr/info/dir doesn't seem to be in
> base---although, as you can guess from that report, I seem to have wiped
> mine out, and so I might have succeeded in removing dpkg's listing of it
> on my system.
It was probably created by the postinst.