Re: Transition from dpkg to GNU install-info
On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Norbert Preining wrote:
> 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.
Relying on the order inside PATH is too fragile IMO. If you want to have
the binary as install-info directly, you'll have to wait until
install-info is not used any more by debian packages, i.e. for squeeze+1.
Unless it's compatible enough to work in most cases as drop-in
replacement. You could patch ginstall-info to be compatible with
dpkg's install-info in the case where it's called from a maintainer
script. That patch would be dropped in squeeze+1.
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