Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88795
`info command' doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
All manual pages of former fileutils, textutils, ... state (replace FOO with a
program name -- sort, join, etc.):
The full documentation for FOO is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and FOO programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
However, `info FOO' only shows the manual page again, one has to do `info
coreutils' and find it there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man sort
2. info sort
Please don't `fix' it by changing the man pages, make `info sort' work as it
used to work, instead.
In a fresh installation of Red Hat Linux 9, 'info sort' works for me. Is this
an upgrade? From which release?
It was an upgrade from 8.0 (upgraded from 7.3. upgraded from 7.2, etc. ... 6.0).
However, I looked at info.dir state (things from textutils and shutils were
simply missing there) and coreutils pre- and postinstall scriptlets, and came to
rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs coreutils-4.5.3-19.i386.rpm
must fix it. Indeed, it fixed it.
So it's probably really an upgrade problem -- and once it works I'm no longer
able to reproduce it.
Sounds very similar to 88288.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88288 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.