Re: Intention to re-write /usr/sbin/install-info
On 9 Sep 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Jeez, this is like deja vu all over again.
I know what you mean. I'm sorry Manoj, I forgot you were the one with the
upgrade solution. A careful rewording of my only problem:
If a user ignores your warnings not to install this on a non 2.0 system
(this is the part I forgot), and they remove a package from 1.3 that has a
call to install-info, there will be an error. The probability of this
happening is about 0.1%, and it is against our suggestions, so you have it
I don't doubt your abilities to handle this, so I wasn't going to worry
about it. The only reason I responded was because someone specifically
wanted to know why a script wasn't written, and requested that one be
made. (Ok, there was a private response the the first message.)
Keep up the good work Manoj,
P.S. Just a thought. (And if you want to discuss it further, let's do it
in private and summarize to the list.) What about moving install-info to
dinstall-info, and run a search and replace in the
/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.prerm? Seems like an instant upgrade, but I could be
missing something. We could leave the sym-link and print the warning
if they install gnu's version, too.
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