nano - packaged and ready for some criticism :)

Christopher Faylor
Wed Nov 7 14:40:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 09:56:32PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>As Chris points out, this is about graceful recovery from 
>packaging/maintainer screwups.  Say I accidentally release an ncurses 
>package with a /usr/info/dir.  Blammo -- everybody's dir file is screwed 
>up.  How to fix?  Right now, I must manually do this:
>for fn in /usr/info/*.info ; do install-info --dir-file=/usr/info/dir 
>--info-file=$fn ; done
>*Well* beyond the newbie's capability.  But "reinstall the info package" or 
>"run fix-info" is nice and simple.

Sure.  If you've got a solution, I have no objections.  I just didn't
think it was a big deal, either way.

And, ur, I've been one of those screwed up package maintainers.  I don't
even currently rebuild dir in any of my packages and I really should.

Or, actually, I think either setup.exe should be intelligent enough to
do this for you or there should be some way for a package to say "please
run this standard bit of machinery for me".


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