[texhax] problem with info command

Ian.Collier at comlab.ox.ac.uk Ian.Collier at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 27 21:59:24 CEST 2004

sluque at mun.ca (Sebastian Luque) told texhax:
[big snip]
>I looked at this and the problem was that TeX-live added a symlink to 
>install-stnd.info in its subdirectory, which was probably unusable by info. 
>Fortunately, it didn't obliterate my original, and deleting TeX-live's 
>symlink restored everything.

>Given all these problems, I'll probably return with teTeX [grunting], so at 
>least no can of worms pop up later because of a messed-up /usr/bin. 

If TeX-Live is still installed and info is now working then I'd stick
with that, personally.  I don't think there's likely to be a great lot
more wrong with your system that reinstalling teTeX would fix.

In future, as kb said, I'd stick to installing it under /usr/local
(and that goes for everything which doesn't come in a package targeted
to your distribution of Linux).  That's what the /usr/local hierarchy
is for. :-)
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