Bug#9771: The install-info name conflict: a possible fix
On Fri, Aug 27, 1999 at 05:20:47PM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> I got hold of the gnu install-info, and checked its command-line
> arguments against those of dpkgs' install-info. From this, I've written a
> shell script which tells from the command-line which install-info is
> required. To use this, move the dpkg install_info to
> /usr/bin/dinstall_info, and place the one that comes with texinfo as
> /usr/bin/ginstall_info, with this as /usr/bin/install_info
> If you like this, it could probably close #9771.
Um, since the two program are now compatible (#28965 appears fixed), does
this kludge still need to be done, and urgently (bug is marked as release
critical, with which I don't quite agree)?
And, BTW texinfo package does NOT install its install-info binary, so the
bug won't happen with pure Debian installations. And we can't make people
suddenly put their GNU install-info in /usr/bin/ginstall_info , either.
enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name