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

On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> 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:
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/package-contains-info-dir-file.html

Yes, I've used that page to send three patches today.

> 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?

Because I feel the file should not be there to begin with.

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