[texhax] problem with info command
sluque at mun.ca
Thu Aug 26 16:15:53 CEST 2004
Thanks for your help so far narrowing this down. Here is a more complete
description of what I did in TeX-live's installation script (<return> omitted
S B # to select the texlive-full scheme.
D 1 /usr/share/TeX # to specify the $TEXDIR, which automatically.
# set $TEXMFLOCAL=/usr/share/TeX/texmf-local.
# and $VARTEXMF=/usr/share/TeX/texmf-var.
/usr/info # to create the symlinks to the specified paths.
I # to start the installation.
I subsequently added /usr/share/TeX/bin/i386-linux to my PATH variable
TeX-live added the symlinks in the directories specified, and
now /usr/bin/info is a symlink to /usr/share/TeX/bin/i386-linux/info. So it
seems that TeX-live replaced my original info binary for that symlink, which
doesn't work in my system. Additionally, I no longer have an info directory
within Emacs, even though all the info files are there in /usr/info.
I followed Karl Berry's suggestion to reinstall the texinfo package, which I
did by uninstalling it first and then installing it again through apt.
However, I couldn't do the same with info. It uninstalled OK, but after
apt-get install info, I got the following message:
No `START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY' and no `This file documents'.
install-info(/usr/share/info/info-stnd.info): unable to determine description
for `dir' entry - giving up
dpkg: error processing info (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
[sigh], it looks like I'm again in need of some input. I know this is getting
a bit off-topic to texhax, but since it's related to TeX-live, I don't know
where else to turn to. Thank you.
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