Bug 170010 - Global install destroys /usr/share/info/dir
Global install destroys /usr/share/info/dir
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: global (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Gérard Milmeister
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-10-06 11:01 EDT by Jerry James
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Jerry James 2005-10-06 11:01:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to the new global package, /usr/share/info/dir contains only the entry for global.  All other entries were discarded.  Fortunately, the old dir file was saved as dir.rpmsave...

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the new global package
2. Examine /usr/share/info/dir

Actual Results:  The dir file contained only the entry for global.

Expected Results:  The entry for global should have been added to the existing entries.

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Comment 1 Gérard Milmeister 2005-10-06 13:59:23 EDT
Yes, a new build as already been made. Previous version didn't do this, I
only noticed it when I installed from the repository.
There seems to be a difference between FC3 and FC4. In FC3 /usr/share/info/dir is
overwritten and the old one saved. In FC4 the file is owned by the info
package and the installation fails with a warning.
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2005-10-07 10:18:19 EDT
"rm -f %{_datadir}/info/dir" in your package %install section to be safe.
Installation of info files creates that file when superuser is used.

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