Bug#528878: please add info-dir-section to your info files
we are currently replacing the dpkg install-info with GNU install-info
and at the same time reworking the installation method for info files
with triggers (see http://wiki.debian.org/Transitions/DpkgToGnuInstallInfo
As a package maintainer your only job is to drop info files below
/usr/share/info and the package install-info will care for the rest
by recreating the dir file from all installed info files.
There is one problem in the info files of your packages
because the files:
do not ship info dir sections. Thus, calling install-info (the GNU version)
on these files issue a warning:
install-info: warning: no info dir entry in `/usr/share/info/...'
and the file is not included in the dir file.
The source of this problem is the following missing entry in the
@dircategory Package short info
* menu item 1: (infofile). Description.
* menu item 2: (infofile2). Description.
In the experimental package we still let the above warnings go through,
but with an upload to unstable they will be probably supressed.
Can you please add an info dir entry to the texinfo files of your package
to fix these warnings.
If you have any questions please see the texinfo manual available in info
format in texinfo-doc-nonfree, chapter 21 Creating and Installing Info Files,
and do not hesitate to contact us at
Thanks a lot and all the best