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Re: questions about install-info

On 8 Sep 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> Hi,
> >>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
>  Dale> Why can't dpkg distribute the GNU version of install-info? If
>  Dale> dpkg "needs" features that are not found there, what is to keep
>  Dale> those features from being added to the GNU version in a
>  Dale> "non-distructive" fashion?
> 	Because they do different things? The GNU version takes the
>  info files and installs them in the proper place, and tells the
>  installer to edit the dir file manually.
> 	Ours does not move files around (since the package maintainer
>  has already done that, it just manages the dir file.
> 	Not only are the interfaces different, *they do different things*.

Then they should have different names!

> 	Never the twain shall meet.

They currently not only meet, but collide, in name space.

This should be repaired. Just because it is dpkg, doesn't mean that it
should be allowed to co-opt existing names or modify their process.

Waiting is,

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