[texhax] problem with info command

Sebastian Luque 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 
for brevity):

sh install-tl.sh
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 
in /etc/profile.

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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