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Re: [PATCH setup 0/3] Setup replacement for incver_ifdep

On 26/11/2015 10:11, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Nov 24 19:44, Achim Gratz wrote:
Jon Turney writes:
So, should we try to guard against that (installations on a USB stick
are probably the only practical occurence these days)?  I wouldn't mind
if we just unconditionally rebuild on FAT(32).

Thinking this over, it doesn't seem that hard to use a hash to
determine if the directory has changed.

As I said before, if you're going that route I'd rather do the same
thing as for autorebase and maintain a list of info files.  This way you
could remove and add individual info files rather than just rebuilding
everything, just the way post-install works on Linux in this case.

How about the attached?

(This will add a dependency on diffutils for cmp)

You could read the md5sums into variables instead and just compare the
resulting strings within bash.  Otherwise we'd have to add diffutils to
the Base category.

I've made this change.

Otherwise, it looks good and thanks for writing up a script.


Use /bin/dash if possible.

I trust both of you to do the right thing.  My question here is only,
can we get a solution soon so we can get rid of the old upset method for
the info files?  Achim, how long would it take to create the same
solution for info you're using for rebase?  Would it make sense to use
Jon's solution in the interim?

As an interim solution, I've adopted _update-info-dir, and updated it to contain this script.

This removes the last use of autodep, which unblocks some further improvements to upset.

Future work: I can't see any reason why this script now needs an independent existence, so it could be absorbed by the info package.

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