I am trying to add info documents to my local repository.
I am downloading info documents, which I copy to /usr/share/info.
I proceed to recreate the "dir" index via:
# for f in $(ls *.gz); do install-info $f; done
While this is running, I see a few "unable to determine description for
`dir' entry - giving up" messages.
Then I launch "info" and there are new entries in the main menu, but
when I try to access them, nothing happens, just a message at the bottom
of the screen informing me that there is "no such file or directory".
One example is the "bashref" info file.
This is a debian "lenny" system, and I observe that the info files that
were installed by debian are all .gz files, while the ones that I am
downloading "manually" are .tar.gz files.
Am I supposed to gunzip, untar, and re-zip the files back again for this
Or is there a conflict between the version of info that I am running
and the current file format at www.gnu.org ??
I have looked for documentation that explains how to install additional
info files, but have found nothing conclusive.
All apologies if I looked in the wrong places, I'm sure I'm not doing it
right and that there is an obvious solution to this, but even after
searching the mailing list archives, and hours of guessing I have not
been able to find anything.
Hopefully, someone will give me a push in the right direction.