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Re: Beware with /usr/share/info/dir.gz bugs


On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Santiago Vila wrote:
> This is to warn interested parties that now that install-info is
> GNU install-info, the probability of a package shipping a file named
> /usr/share/info/dir.gz by mistake is now much higher than before.

Note that lintian catches that:

And hopefully ftpmasters will use this tag once they start auto-rejecting
packages based on (some) lintian checks.

> I'm going to fix my packages by patching Makefile.in so that it reads
> "@if false; then \", which is simple and effective, and avoids a
> "Build-Conflicts: install-info", but I believe this is actually a
> problem in automake, see Bug#543992 for details.

Why don't you simply remove the file in debian/rules?

Note that this file removal could be done by some helper tools (like
say dh_installinfo even if it's not used to install the files...).

Raphaël Hertzog

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