Book 4 e2fsprogs install instructions

drharlan at pacbell.net drharlan at pacbell.net
Sat Oct 26 09:58:42 PDT 2002


On 26 Oct, Richard Lightman wrote:
> * drharlan at pacbell.net <drharlan at pacbell.net> [2002-10-26 09:10]:
>> After following the book up through chapter 6, I finished the install
>> of e2fsprogs with the last listed script:
>> 
>> install-info /usr/share/info/libext2fs.info /usr/share/info/dir".
>> 
>> I got an error that indicated there is no usr/share/info.  Well, from my
>> parent system that is what I would expect, since there, the infos are
>> under usr, usr/local and usr/X11R6.  So I changed the instruction
>> replacing /usr/share with /usr and it ran without error.
>> 
>> Is this a typo, or did I miss something earlier ? 
> 
> You should have created /usr/share/info in the "Creating directories"
> section near the start of chapter 6.
> 
> 
> Richard
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OK, you got me, but in my experience most packages (but not all) install
the info stuff into $PREFIX/info, not $PREFIX/share/info.  So if I
check this path during configure time, I shouldn't have any problems,
right ?  Or wrong ?

Wayne

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