Bug 399551 - Update of 'which' leads to 'install-info' complaint
Update of 'which' leads to 'install-info' complaint
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: which (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-26 10:40 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2008-01-25 05:56 EST (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2007-11-26 10:40:14 EST
Description of problem:
'install-info' complains about missing info dir entry in

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to which-2.18-3.fc9
Actual results:
Package is installed but the following message is returned to the
console: 'install-info: warning: no info dir entry in

Expected results:
Package installs without complaint.

Additional info:
The latest entry to the changelog seems to be related to the issue,
* Mon Nov 26 2007 Karsten Hopp <karsten@redhat.com> 2.18-3
- add dir entry for info page
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2007-11-26 12:57:00 EST
it's the bug in previous version, which printed the warning. It's now fixed in 
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2007-11-26 13:12:19 EST
However, executing 'rpm -Uhv --force which-2.18-3.fc9.x86_64.rpm' after
updating the package still issues this warning.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2007-11-27 05:14:52 EST
because the postinstall scriptlet of the previous which version is used!
if you delete which with "rpm -e which" and install it after that you won't 
see this warning.
Comment 4 Joachim Frieben 2007-11-27 18:24:41 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
I actually do, and this even for which-2.18-4.fc9.
Comment 5 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-28 21:09:36 EST
/usr/share/info/which.info.gz is missing close to the beginning
a stanza of that sort:

* Which: (which).               Show the full path of (shell) commands.

The net effect is only a complaint, which is less important,
but 'which' is also not added to info directory and if you will
type 'info' it will not show up among displayed topics.

That is the case for the current rawhide updates.
Comment 6 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-29 14:33:08 EST
'rpm -q --changelog which' sports the following:

* Mon Nov 26 2007 Karsten Hopp <karsten@redhat.com> 2.18-3
- add dir entry for info page

Maybe this was an intention but as of which-2.18-5.fc9 this is
still not there so the complaint shows up and no dir entry
after an update.
Comment 7 petrosyan 2008-01-24 16:16:24 EST
This bug has been fixed in which-2.19 which can be downloaded from
Comment 8 Ngo Than 2008-01-25 05:56:47 EST
it's fixed in rawhide

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