Bug 7627 - GNU info seems to be misconfigured
GNU info seems to be misconfigured
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: texinfo (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-12-06 05:54 EST by Tobias Brox
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-08 09:57:03 EST
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Description Tobias Brox 1999-12-06 05:54:17 EST
I couldn't find GNU info at the component list when entering the bug. The
component was available when doing searches.

I haven't looked more in detail at it, but it seems like the GNU info is a
bit misconfigurated in RH 6.0. I've tested this at least at one computer
where only a minimum of post-installation configuration and customization
is done.

I.e. typing `info find' gives the older man-pages, a manual `cd /usr/info ;
gunzip find.info.gz ; info -f ./find.info' is needed to get up the info

GNU info is some bits better when navigating large documentation than the
older "man" pages, some man pages aren't even maintained (I don't know what
the situation is now, but at least some years ago it was official GNU
policy that man was to die and only the info pages was to be maintained).
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-12-08 09:57:59 EST
This has been fixed in the 4.0 version from rawhide.
(Btw: You couldn't find a component for info because it's part of texinfo).

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