binutils cross incorrectly installs info pages

Bug #514509 reported by eugebo
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binutils (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: binutils

The install-$(TARGET)-stamp target in the rules file either incorrectly installs the info pages into the cross package or incorrectly cleans them up depending on your point of view. The package ends up with info pages installed in /usr/share/info regardless of the target architecture, therefore, when you install multiple architecture -cross packages you have multiple packages supplying the same file.

Suggested Resolution:
Attached is a patch file that should fix the packaging.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

$ apt-cache policy binutils
  Installed: 2.20-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.20-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.20-0ubuntu2 0
        500 karmic-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.20-0ubuntu1 0
        500 karmic/main Packages

Revision history for this message
eugebo (eugebo) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package binutils - 2.20.1-1ubuntu1

binutils (2.20.1-1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * Merge with Debian; remaining changes:
    - Build binutils-static.

binutils (2.20.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Don't set has_ifunc_symbols if the symbol comes from a shared library
    (backport from the trunk).
  * Don't include documentation files in the -cross packages.
    Closes: #571522. LP: #514509.
  * Fix typo in ld documentation. LP: #497923.
  * Add readelf --unwind support for ARM.
 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:11:53 +0100

Changed in binutils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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