[texhax] problem with info command

BRØCKâQUÂNTIFIER.ORG brock at quantifier.org
Thu Aug 26 07:06:50 CEST 2004

brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/info
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 10 Mar 27 17:14 /usr/info -> share/info
brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/man
ls: /usr/man: No such file or directory
brock at llamakc:~$ which man
brock at llamakc:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/man
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root 17 Aug 23 17:22 /usr/bin/man -> ../lib/man-db/man
brock at llamakc:~$

i guess this is interesting.  I've never really looked at this before.  if
it's looking for info at /usr/bin/info, just make a symlink to it.  do a

which info

to find out where it is (mine's at /usr/info which is a symlink to
/usr/share/info, and so is yours, i gather), just do a

ln -s /usr/share/info /usr/bin/info

root will have to do this.  Oh, and i sometimes get the order backwards.
i think this is right, but if it says it already exists, then switch em
around (that's how I know, anyway).

I hope this solves your problem



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On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Sebastian Luque wrote:

> Dear List,
> After installing TeX-Live on my system (Debian/Linux), I seem to have ruined
> my access to info files. Typing "info" or "info <anything>" gives
> "/usr/bin/info: No such file or directory". I can't do absolutely anything
> with the info command. On the other hand, everything in TeX-Live works Ok.
> I chose to add symlinks to /usr/info and /usr/man in the TeX-Live
> installation's script, so I must have ruined something with that. However,
> man works without problems and even lets me access the newly installed
> documentation.
> Looking at the two directories mentioned above within emacs shows /usr/info
> being symlinked to share/info (notice there's no slash before 'share'),
> while /usr/man is not symlinked at all. I'm not experienced enough with
> symlinks to go deeper on this.
> Thanks in advance for any help spotting where the problem is.
> Best, Sebastian
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