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Re: Transition from dpkg to GNU install-info

On Do, 12 Mär 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> 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).

That sounds fine for me, too.

But should we ship the wrapper or GNU install-info itself as

If we can assure that the /usr/sbin/install-info is called from the
maintainer scripts (there /usr/sbin should be in front of /usr/bin)
I could simply drop the install-info wrapper I posted and install
GNU i-i as /usr/bin/install-info.

Maintainer scripts will call /usr/sbin/install-info that can:
- warn to upgrade the package if that magic envvar is set
- warn to use /usr/bin/install-info if called with absolute path but
  outside maintainer scripts
- if all that does not happen simply call /usr/bin/install-info (because
  root/admin called install-info without absolute path).

> How does that sound ?

Very good. What about my proposal above?

Best wishes


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