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install-info problems with DOS encoded files

Dear friends!

I have the following problem: Upstream ships .info files in DOS
encoding. And install-info in my postinst (automatically generated by
dh_installinfo) script moans that
  No `START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY' and no `This file documents'.
  install-info(/usr/share/info/dvips.info): unable to determine description for `dir' entry - giving up

The problem is the /usr/sbin/install-info is perl and searches for
which does not match, and the document does not start with "The file
documents ...", but "This manual documents ..."

Is this a bug in the install-info program, or should I convert all the
info files to unix lineendings?

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at>             Università di Siena
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