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Re: Bug#528892: please add info-dir-section to your info files


Just in case this was not clear from the bug report, and as exmplained
on bug 528877, for now the info files should just get the missing info
dir entry added. Once the new install-info and dpkg packages have
migrated to testing maintainers should be able to start dropping the
direct calls to install-info.

On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 22:24:43 +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 09:54:35PM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 May 2009, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > Does Lenny includes this trigger ?
> > 
> > > Did you consider what will when a partial lenny to squeeze update is made ?

Yes, most of the plan has been drafted with the idea of inflicting
minimal disruption.

> > Yes. If the new texinfo/install-info is installed it will work on the 
> > triggers. Packages that are old will call install-info which is a wrapper
> > and will do nothing. If the old install-info/texinfo is installed then
> > the normal install-info procedure is called.
> What happens if a new package is installed but not the new install-info ?

The info files are not usually ‘readable’ w/o an info-reader. The new
info-reader Providing packages will Depend on the install-info package,
so they will get a generated dir when installed. And the first dpkg
version to stop shipping the real install-info will Break all old
info-readers versions not Depending on the install-info package. Does
this resolve your concerns?


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