Bug#2904: install-info doesn't cope with nonexistent /usr/info/dir file
Christian Hudon writes ("Re: Bug#2904: install-info doesn't cope with nonexistent /usr/info/dir file"):
> Wouldn't it be a good idea to all the packages that maintain files like
> info.dir install a cron job that does a backup of the said file (just like
> it's done for /etc/passwd and friends)? I mean files that build up
> information from install-* commands as you install pacakges. This would
> also hold for the new mime-support-2.0 package...
> If none disagree, maybe this could be put in the guidelines too...
Yes, it would be a good idea.