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Bug in makeinfo or install-info?


Building the current bzip2 in an up-to-date pbuilder produces an
uninstalable package:

Unpacking replacement bzip2 ...
Setting up bzip2 (1.0.3-7) ...
install-info(/usr/share/info/bzip2.info): warning, ignoring confusing INFO-DIR-ENTRY in file.

No `START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY' and no `This file documents'.
install-info(/usr/share/info/bzip2.info): unable to determine description for `dir' entry - giving up
dpkg: error processing bzip2 (--install):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

The problem is with bzip2.info, produced by makeinfo during the building
process. This is part of the  diff between the version in unstable and 
the new one:

--- bzip2.info.old      2007-05-21 07:44:00.000000000 +0200
+++ bzip2.info  2007-12-17 01:29:59.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-This is bzip2.info, produced by makeinfo version 4.8 from manual.texi.
+This is bzip2.info, produced by makeinfo version 4.11 from manual.texi.
 * Bzip2: (bzip2).               A program and library for data compression.

I don't know about the info files' structure, but I suppose it's maybe a
bug in makeinfo or install-info.

Any ideas?



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