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Re: Anyone had problems with install-info on MIPS?

On Mon, 2003-05-12 16:07:56 +0200, Jan-Hendrik Palic <jan.palic@linux-debian.de>
wrote in message <[🔎] 20030512140756.GD528@billgotchy.de>:
> Hi ... 
> als packages with info-pages fail to install, when running install-info
> in prerm/postinst scripts. There errors are like that:
> feathers:~# dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/texinfo_4.3-1_mips.deb
> (Reading database ... 29218 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace texinfo 4.3-1 (using .../texinfo_4.3-1_mips.deb) ...
> install-info(/usr/share/info/texinfo): failed to lock dir for editing! Operation not permitted
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/texinfo_4.3-1_mips.deb (--install):
>  dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script killed by signal (Interrupt)

Yes, I've seen that fail, too. Simple solution:

# echo '#!/bin/sh' > /usr/sbin/install-info
# echo '/bin/true' >> /usr/sbin/install-info
# chmod +x /usr/sbin/install-info

> Any seen this and have a hint where I should look for? This is annoing
> me over the weekend and I got no solution for this.... 

I don't know a "real" solution right now (instead of fixing Perl or it's
compiler), but if you don't depent on the info system to work properly,
I'd just shoot this one down...


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