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Re: Transition from dpkg to GNU install-info

Hi all,

thanks for the remarks

On Di, 14 Apr 2009, Nicolas François wrote:
> I don't think all info files are named *.info.gz or *.info.

Right, good observation

> Also, it could be more robust to space issues to run something like:
> 	find "$INFODIR" -type f | while read file; do


> 	errors=0
> 	...
> 	ginstall-info "$i" "$INFODIR/dir" || {
> 		errors=1
> 	}

Done something similar (counting errors)

On Di, 14 Apr 2009, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > 	exit $errors
> In that case, the trigger processing in the postinst should be protected
> against errors (update-info-dir || true), we don't want failures to
> configure just because a bad info file was found.

Similar, warning on &2 on how many errors, but exit 0

On Di, 14 Apr 2009, Sven Joachim wrote:
>   *-[1-9][0-9])
>   *-[1-9][0-9].gz)


New version attached, thanks for reviewing

Best wishes


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# update-info-dir
# create a dir file from all installed info files
# Copyright 2009 Norbert Preining
# GPLv2


set -e

if [ -n "$1" ] ; then

if [ ! -d "$INFODIR" ] ; then
  echo "Not a directory: $INFODIR." >&2
  exit 1

if [ -r "$INFODIR/dir" ] ; then
  rm -f "$INFODIR/dir.old"
  cp $INFODIR/dir $INFODIR/dir.old

# we have to remove the dir file not make ginstall-info being surprised
rm -f "$INFODIR/dir"

find "$INFODIR" -type f | while read file ; do
  case $file in
      # these files are ignored
      ginstall-info "$file" "$INFODIR/dir" || {

if [ $errors -gt 0 ] ; then
  exec >&2
  echo "Updating the index of info documentation produced $errors errors."

exit 0

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