[tex-live] install-info

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 16:27:19 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Bernhard Kleine
<bernhard.kleine at gmx.net> wrote:

> I have installed tex-live 2008 from the dvd-image and it is working
> perfectly. However, the included install-info which is located-linked
> in /usr/local/bin overrides the existing install-info. the first package
> whose installation/update was rendered defect was auctex.

This is rather vague -- how were you installing auctex?   Doesn't
auctex use GNU install-info?  Did you set INSTALL_INFO to the
version you wanted configure to use?

> I moved the /usr/local/bin/install-info to _install-info and everything
> is o.k.
> Is this program really necessary on a linux system?

It really should be called something like ginstall-info.  There are many GNU
utilities whose names conflict with tools that already existed before the GNU
versions came along.    Installers could check for such issues, e.g.,
which "install" program is the GNU version, or is it called "ginstall", but
as long as there are bugs to be fixed, I'd prefer that developers work on
those, and just let me use INSTALL_INFO to direct configure to the right

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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