[Keystone Slip #15] Chapter 5-bash: check what install-info error's return value is

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Mar 15 11:06:00 PST 2001

On March 15, 2001 09:52 am, Simon Perreault wrote:
> On Thursday 15 March 2001 05:44, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > If return value is 1, then it will break the && and the next commands
> > won't be executed (cd $LFS/bin && ln -s bash sh). So Appendix D will
> > contain that info regarding possible install-info errors and that the
> > last two commands will have to be re-executed.
> But why would install-info fail?

Only on Debian systems. Debian systems use a very old texinfo package so that 
dpkg doens't break. This old install-info program just doesn't work. Bash' 
install runs install-info with parameters that are not understood by Debian's 
install-info (it's just too darn old).

Gerard Beekmans

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