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Re: Transition to GNU's install-info

On 2008-05-22 17:09 +0200, Neil Williams wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 16:36 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> But another question is: what exactly do we want from install-info?
> The ability to omit it entirely if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS specifies "nodocs".
>>>From an Emdebian perspective, I would rather that dpkg did not
> pre-depend on install-info - rather dpkg should be able to operate
> without install-info ever existing. Not every usage of dpkg wants info
> documents as well.

Yes, I agree.  The pre-dependency will probably still be necessary to
facilitate smooth upgrades from lenny, since the maintainer scripts
currently assume install-info's existence.  It should be dropped after


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