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Bug#281600: /usr/sbin/install-info: install-info violates the principle of least surprise

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.23
Severity: minor
File: /usr/sbin/install-info

install-info tries to do the right thing by getting the backup from 
/var/backups/infodir.bak but somtimes this is not a good thing (eg the 
dir file gets corrupted you want the delete it and regenerate).  I am 
unsure how to fix it.  Perhaps a command line switch?  Or barring that 
maybe this behaviour should be documented in the man page.   

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                     1.10.23      a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-18 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

-- no debconf information

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