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