Debian Bug report logs - #528864
please add info-dir-section to your info files

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Package: acct; Maintainer for acct is Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <>; Source for acct is src:acct.

Reported by: Norbert Preining <>

Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 10:06:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version acct/6.4~pre1-6

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Report forwarded to,, Daniel Baumann <>:
Bug#528864; Package acct. (Sat, 16 May 2009 10:06:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Norbert Preining <>
Subject: please add info-dir-section to your info files
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 11:58:59 +0200
Package: acct
Version: 6.4~pre1-6
Severity: normal
Usertags: texinfo-transition

Dear maintainer,

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
for details).

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
texinfo source:
	@dircategory Package short info
	* menu item 1: (infofile).		Description.
	* menu item 2: (infofile2).		Description.
	@end direntry
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

Norbert Preining
texinfo maintainer

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From: Joey Hess <>
Subject: Bug#528864: fixed in debhelper 7.2.17
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:17:03 +0000
Source: debhelper
Source-Version: 7.2.17

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
debhelper, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_7.2.17.dsc
  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_7.2.17.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_7.2.17_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:02:51 -0400
Source: debhelper
Binary: debhelper
Architecture: source all
Version: 7.2.17
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Joey Hess <>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <>
 debhelper  - helper programs for debian/rules
Closes: 357434 528864
 debhelper (7.2.17) unstable; urgency=low
   * Allow command-specific options to be passed to commands
     via dh without causing other commands to emit a getopt
     warning or deprecation message.
   * dh_installinfo: No longer inserts install-info calls into
     maintainer scripts, as that is now triggerized. Adds a dependency
     via misc:Depends to handle partial upgrades. Note that while
     dh_installinfo already required that info files had a INFO-DIR-SECTION,
     the new system also requires they have START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY and
     END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY for proper registration. I assume there will be
     some mass bug filing for any packages that do not have that.
     Closes: #528864, #357434
 74729d3205a7521d2c1f3e2f84d659922b643473 910 debhelper_7.2.17.dsc
 292ae4ee10d6027c086c885990504477ff3744ac 296687 debhelper_7.2.17.tar.gz
 309e8bcec8de416d25560b2390dba0f429db6fbd 544110 debhelper_7.2.17_all.deb
 f12b89f139edf5c9704dd3b912969b8a197812c966a51de8715dd67f419f8bd1 910 debhelper_7.2.17.dsc
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 5e5c1f5a41e9df8473bdb60443ec0bbf 296687 devel optional debhelper_7.2.17.tar.gz
 158067bb41d8693399cb012f967eb7b1 544110 devel optional debhelper_7.2.17_all.deb

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Information forwarded to, Daniel Baumann <>:
Bug#528864; Package acct. (Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:54:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Guillem Jover <>
Subject: Fixing up typoed bug closure
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:51:39 +0200
notfixed 528864 7.2.17


There was a typo in debhelper 7.2.17, which you might want to fix and
properly close 534639. Fixing up 528864 bug state.


Bug no longer marked as fixed in version 7.2.17. Request was from Guillem Jover <> to (Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:54:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reopened, originator not changed. Request was from Guillem Jover <> to (Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:00:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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