[tex-live] Off Topic: texinfo.sty

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Sep 7 10:49:33 CEST 2009

Edd Barrett <vext01 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is not really tex-live business, but kind of related.
> A fellow OpenBSD porter is having a problem with a build of sbcl. The
> build is looking for a file called "texinfo.sty", which does not
> appear to be a part of TeX Live. Does anyone know what this file is
> for and where it comes from?

as far as i know, there has never been a texinfo.sty (but there may be
history i'm not aware of); the current texinfo distribution on the
archive doesn't hold such a thing.

there is an (archaic) latexinfo.sty (for latex 2.09).  istr there's some
issue about using that with current latex, but i don't find any
documentation of that idea.

your fellow porter might try a link of texinfo.tex to .sty; if that
fails, perhaps download the latexinfo package and see if it works, and
if so, what it needs to do the required job.


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