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Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades



It occurs to me that upgrading a package should delete old versions
of user-uncompressed doc and info files.

Suppose a user uncompresses a bunch of postscript files to view them (yes,
I know that `gv' can handle them, but ghostview can't).  When the user
upgrades the package, the old uncompressed files will stick around
alongside the new compressed version.

I had this happen for info:

$ ls  /usr/info/gri*
/usr/info/gri        /usr/info/gri-13     /usr/info/gri-6
/usr/info/gri-1      /usr/info/gri-2      /usr/info/gri-6.gz
/usr/info/gri-1.gz   /usr/info/gri-2.gz   /usr/info/gri-7
/usr/info/gri-10     /usr/info/gri-3      /usr/info/gri-7.gz
/usr/info/gri-10.gz  /usr/info/gri-3.gz   /usr/info/gri-8
/usr/info/gri-11     /usr/info/gri-4      /usr/info/gri-8.gz
/usr/info/gri-11.gz  /usr/info/gri-4.gz   /usr/info/gri-9
/usr/info/gri-12     /usr/info/gri-5      /usr/info/gri-9.gz
/usr/info/gri-12.gz  /usr/info/gri-5.gz   /usr/info/gri.gz

Upgrading the package left my uncompressed files there.  It tool me a while
to figure out why I was getting info about an old version (in both info and
Emacs).  I uncompressed them because the emacs mode uses them for online
help, so I want speed.

-- 
Peter Galbraith, research scientist          <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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