droscoe at inet911.com
Sun Jun 9 20:46:01 PDT 2002
Yeah, I also figured out why I couldn't see the info file originally.
Since "more" is not installed yet, simply doing an LS scrolled the info off
the screen. When I piped it through "less", it was there. It's weird how
that is the only info file that is stored as a gz, but when I typed info on
it, it came up.
Thanks for the info on DIR. I did not realize what it's purpose was. Maybe
the next version of the book can make mention of it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Smith" <don_smith at att.net>
To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 11:38 PM
Subject: Re: E2fsprogs-1.27
> > Dave Roscoe wrote:
> > OK, I found the info file. It's stored as a g'zipped archive in
> > /usr/share/info. I typed the command:
> > info libext2fs.info.gz
> You should be able to type:
> info libext2fs
> from *any* directory in your system and see the same thing. That's how
> it works on my system ;)
> > And it came up with the info file. Is it OK to leave it in this
> > format, or should I gunzip it??
> Leave it alone; info unzips it when it is displayed. This saves you some
> disk space.
> > -Dave
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > I posed this question earlier, but I think it may have
> > gotten lost...
> > I am not sure the instructions for installing E2fsprogs-1.27
> > in chapter 6 is correct. Although the comple did not give
> > me any errors, when I went to /usr/share/info, I did not see
> > the info files for this package. Based on the directions, I
> > think it may install the files to a file called 'dir;, and
> > there IS such a file in my /usr/share/info directory.
> The /usr/share/info/dir file contains pointers to all of the info files
> on your system. I believe you can put your info files anywhere on your
> system and, as long as the dir file points to them, info will find them.
> Almost all packages put their info files in /usr/share/info though, as
> you saw.
> > install-info /usr/share/info/libext2fs.info
> > /usr/share/info/dir
> > Regards,
> > Dave
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