Bug#534638: debian-policy: Section about Info documents needs to be updated
Since the upload of install-info to sid, packages installing info
documentation should no more call install-info in their postinst.
It is now automatically done by the file trigger provided by the
You should however explain that info-files must have the required
entries (INFO-DIR-SECTION, START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY / END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY)
so that they can be registered in the info directory file automatically.
Bugs have been filed about this, example:
See http://wiki.debian.org/Transitions/DpkgToGnuInstallInfo for more info
on this transition.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (150, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
debian-policy depends on no packages.
debian-policy recommends no packages.
Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
ii doc-base 0.9.3 utilities to manage online documen
-- no debconf information