Book 4 e2fsprogs install instructions

Richard Lightman richard at nezumi.plus.com
Sat Oct 26 10:32:23 PDT 2002


* drharlan at pacbell.net <drharlan at pacbell.net> [2002-10-26 18:04]:
> 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.
> > 
> 
> 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 ?
> 
You should have created a link from /usr/info to /usr/share/info in the
"Creating directories" section near the start of chapter 6.

Richard
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