Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492801
/usr/bin/info fails to display top directory (and some other apparently as well)
Last modified: 2009-08-06 04:12:10 EDT
Description of problem:
After typing 'info' one is left with an empty screen instead of a menu
with a status bar claiming "1 lines".
A cursory check reveals that if one knows a name of a node, say
'info gcc' or 'info gawk', then a top menu for this document is usually displayed although 'info emacs' shows only "* Menu:" with no further entries.
Emacs info-mode still ends up with full menus as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A display of a top menu after 'info' like in F9 or F10 and a real menu for 'info emacs'.
'info emacs intro' does get "Intro" node from that document.
info '(as)Pseudo Ops' displays only about the first 30 lines of the node.
Reproduced. /usr/bin/info behaves strangely, but I didn't find out why yet.
BTW I tried build texinfo-4.13a for F-10, it doesn't work fine too. Interestingly when locally compiled, no such problem occurred...
Me too. Same issue, same symptoms. This is an F11 upgrade from F10. On F10 everything worked. Looks very much like a problem with the menus.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I can confirm all the symptoms word for word.
The dir file is where it is supposed to be, /usr/share/info/dir. And the info doesn't open the top node even when invoked as, info -f /usr/share/info/dir.
*** Bug 510565 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
info-4.13a-3.fc12 from the current rawhide, regardless of comment #4, suffers in the same way. AFAICT info-4.12-4.fc10 is OK.
Just to add to the attraction if on an F11 system I will type 'info' and with an empty info window I will try, say, "mgn<TAB><TAB> then I will see:
Gnupg1 GnuTLS gnutls-serv
and items are "selectable". So in a sense the whole menu is there but only as a "ghost". Only applying the above to document indices with possible few hundreds invisible entries is not that practical.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 515402 ***