TeX Live on Windows: Texinfo not available?

Werner Simbürger werner.simbuerger at t-online.de
Wed Jun 3 12:41:53 CEST 2020

Hello all,

It seems that "texi2pdf" is probably a "texinfo" command line tool (?), 
which invokes pdflatex.

On the other hand, there is a CTAN package "texinfo" which indicates 
using "texinfo" with TeX Live:

I was not able to compile texinfo *.texi files with TeX Live on Windows.

In my case it works only on Linux distros (I use Debian and Arch), as 
Zdeněk did mention.

Texinfo looks weird, maybe in a first quick view, but it is extremely 
powerful in writing software manuals.
A very nice example is the GNU Octave software manual, which has been 
written using Texinfo, which is also a pure GNU tool:



On 30.05.2020 00:52, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Hi all,
> at least on my computer, texinfo as well as texi2pdf are parts of the
> Linux distro, not the parts of TeX Live.
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://ttsm.icpf.cas.cz/team/wagner.shtml
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
> so 30. 5. 2020 v 0:20 odesílatel Werner Simbürger
> <werner.simbuerger at t-online.de> napsal:
>> Hello,
>> I wonder why Texinfo works at TeX Live on Linux, but Texinfo does not
>> work at TeXLive on Windows.
>> Texinfo:
>> https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/
>> I specifically use the command line tool "texi2pdf" which is available
>> on a Linux installation of TeX Live, but not on Windows.
>> Is there any option to use Texinfo with TeX Live on Windows ?
>> Best regards,
>> Werner

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