Re: Transition from dpkg to GNU install-info
On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Norbert Preining wrote:
> - install-info is installed in /usr/sbin and the package carries a
> Replaces: dpkg (<= 1.14.25) which is current unstable version
The Replaces has to be unversioned if dpkg continue to ship
a no-op /usr/sbin/install-info (which is the plan seen on the wiki AFAIK).
(BTW 1.15.0 exists in experimental)
However I don't find this very nice.
I would rather have the new install-info in /usr/bin/, and dpkg
ships an /usr/sbin/install-info that does nothing but calls
/usr/bin/install-info if it exists and warn otherwise. (And also warn if
it's called with the full path).
And in lenny+1 we can remove /usr/sbin/install-info.
We avoid the need for the replace and we have a nice transition.
dpkg should maybe add a versioned Breaks: on the most popular info
browsers to force their upgrade to a version that Depends on install-info.
How does that sound ?
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