Re: Intention to re-write /usr/sbin/install-info
On Mon, 1 Sep 1997, Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> If install-info have a different interface with the same name, we should
> change it. However, an immediate change would probably upset some people.
> Instead, move debian's install-info to dinstall-info and make a script
> where /usr/sbin/install-info was:
I strongly object! Please don't rename our install-info just because the
FSF has a program with the same name. Every package out there that
installs GNU info docs uses this script and might fail.
I'd vote for installing FSF's install-info with a different name, for
People that use our .debs will not need it anyways. AFAIK, the
"gnu-install-info" will only be needed by people that want to compile and
install their own GNU software. As this should only be done below
/usr/local, these people could make a symlink
/usr/local/bin/install-info -> /usr/bin/gnu-install-info
to get the right version. (Of course, root's PATH should have /usr/bin in
front of /usr/local/bin in that case.)
-- Christian Schwarz
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