Bc and info?
harview at montana.com
Mon Dec 15 06:17:15 PST 2008
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:41:25PM -0600, DJ Lucas wrote:
> > I installed bc-1.06, and it seems to have over-written
> > /usr/share/info/dir so that the only "info" item which appears is for
> > dc.
> Did you try to move from destdir? If so, then you overwrote the
> installed dir file.
Yes, I have been using the treeutils method which someone suggested.
So I see what happened. How best to prevent such mishaps in future?
Are there other shared files besides this one of which I need to be wary?
> Besides using your backup? ;-)
> Hopefully something to the effect of
> this group of commands as the root user will work sufficiently:
> for file in `ls /usr/share/info/* | sed '/^dir$/d'`
> install-info --dir-file=/usr/share/info/dir --info-file=$file
That looks promising. Thanks so much!
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