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Re: Bug#528877: please add info-dir-section to your info files


On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 21:39:51 +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Sat, 16 May 2009, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > This means that if I fix this bug and upload right now the jed package to
> > unstable, it will fail to install the info files.  Am I missing something
> > or have the regarding packages just been uploaded?

The bug fix should actually only be adding the missing section to the
info file, nothing else, and that should keep working fine with the
current packages in unstable.

> Yes, that is true, please wait with uploads (which should happen rather
> soon) of dpkg and install-info.

The first one to get uploaded should be install-info. And dpkg w/ the
new install-info wrapper only once most of the info-browsers have been
uploaded or we'll make it painful with the Breaks. This is on the wiki
page already, but it might need clarification?

> Anyway, after inclusion of install-info and texinfo from experimental to
> unstable it will still work since we ship an install-info wrapper.
> Raphael, any time line? Should we upload in parallel?

The missing info section can be fixed already, those are bugs that
have to be fixed regardless of this transition.

Dropping calls to install-info is something that we should probably
only ask maintainers to do once the new install-info and dpkg packages
are in testing. We should probably detangle those two steps in the wiki


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