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Re: install-info and LSB

> I am wondering if we aren't violating the spirit if not the letter of
> LSB by using a non-standard version of install-info.

While of course the LSB says nothing about install-info, the fact that
Debian distributes a program under the name 'install-info' which is
incompatible with the GNU version can cause trouble for users.

For example:

% tar xzf texinfo-4.2.tar.gz
% cd texinfo-4.1
% make
% sudo make install

will put GNU install-info into /usr/local/bin. As, by default in Debian,
this is in front of /usr/bin in root's path, package upgrades will

I think Debian would be a better distribution if its install-info were
renamed. I appreciate that the transition might take years, but that's
no reason not to do it.


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