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Bug#284991: dpkg: [INSTALL-INFO] --infodir doesn't behave as advertised

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.25
Severity: minor

The man page says

	    Specifies  that  the  dir file is, and the installed copy of the
	    new Info file was, is  or  will  be  located  in  infodir.   The
	    default is /usr/info.

I used it with --infodir=/usr/local/share/info/, that directory having
no dir file, though it had the info file I was registering.

The dir file in /usr/share/info was updated despite the description
above saying the dir file in the directory I gave it would be updated.

Unless the tool (info, emacs) are good at merging multiple dir files,
I'd say the current behavior is desirable.  But it doesn't match the

I also assume the default on Debian is /usr/share/info (though
/usr/info does link there).

I don't see this exact problem reported, but I do see that the
documentation is from the GNU utility and doesn't always match the
Debian code.  This may be another example of that.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26advncd
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                     1.10.25      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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