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Re: Transition from dpkg to GNU install-info

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:00:26 +0200
Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 12:13:47 +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
> > What I really need, in order to test properly, is a package that can
> > trigger install-info. I admit, I'm a bit unfamiliar with triggers still
> > - what do I need to change in a package (say coreutils) that currently
> > contains an info document and maintainer script changes, in order to
> > test it with a trigger created by a patch to the experimental texinfo
> > sources above?
> > 
> > Is it a case of:
> > 1. create debian/install-info.triggers in the tex source above
> > 2. create a modified coreutils (for testing in a chroot) where the info
> > document is part of the package, not mentioned in the maintainer
> > scripts
> > 3. and?
> Neil, please hold your horses! Once dpkg provides the dummy install-info,
> then this is solved for you, and you don't have to do anything. Please
> check the transition plan on the wiki.

:-) I was just experimenting.

> Also:
>  * As long as the new install-info packages is not installed on your
>    system, then it won't be triggered.
>  * Ideally we should not need any .install-info file, if we get the
>    remaning incomplete Info files properly fixed.

Thanks, Guillem, that will be a good solution.


Neil Williams

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