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Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 11:30:27 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: package offering: gnupg
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On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 06:33:54PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com 
>> [mailto:cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com] On Behalf Of Charles Wilson
>> Sent: Monday, 10 June 2002 1:28 PM
>> To: Volker Quetschke
>> Cc: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
>> Subject: Re: package offering: gnupg
>> 
>> 
>> You probably should add a postinstall script to install-info 
>> the .info 
>> files -- oh wait -- you could just rely on cgf's 
>> _install_info virtual 
>> package to handle that...
>
>I'd suggest not depending on the _install_info virtual package. It's a
>neat hack, but IMO should a fallback, not the primary tool. 

Hmm.  I'm not sure how Rob expects me to react to this, but this is
pretty annoying.

I'd suggest ignoring Rob's suggestion and relying on the _install_info
package.  It was specifically designed to eliminate the requirement for
everyone and their brother to reinvent the wheel with their own
postinstall scripts that rebuild the info directory.

The "hack" (thank you very much) is doing what computers are supposed to
do.  It's eliminating the burden of your having to do something and,
more importantly, it's eliminating the possibility that you would do
something wrong.  You don't have to worry about figuring out how to
run install-info.  You don't have to worry about screwing up the 'dir'
entry if you got it wrong.  It's done for you automatically.

(And, yes, I'm just *waiting* for the obvious response to this
paragraph)

cgf

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