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Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades

> > Uncompressing docs or info is *not* unusual, nor should it be frowned
> > upon.   We should accommodate the possibility of that happening. The same
> > way that a properly-configured Emacs will read-in a compressed file
> > correctly, dpkg should treat an uncompressed file as the same and upgrade
> > it.

Craig Sanders wrote:
> this seems to be a case of "don't do that then".
> no tool will ever be smart enough to cope perfectly with users leaving
> crud all over the disk. in particular, it is unclear what The Right
> Thing to do is.

Well, I disagree about one thing.  :-)
To me, a uncompressed version of a file is still the same file.
To me, copying an uncompressed info file to /usr/local/info *is* leaving
crud all over the disk.

Sure, it's a special case.  Sure dpkg should have to be changed, or maybe
/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list file could have regular expressions, like:


But that's only my view...  No big deal.
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