Bogus install-info for e2fsprogs-1.27

Seth W. Klein sk at
Sun Sep 29 10:01:56 PDT 2002

Ken Moffat <ken at> wrote:
> Apologies if I've not kept up with the changes, but the latest version of
> the book that I've got here has the following at the end of installing
> e2fsprogs, and I don't remember seeing it discussed.
> install-info /usr/share/info/ /usr/share/info/dir
> together with an explanation of it.

I'm probably blind, but i don't see the explanation, unfortunately.

> I've just installed this package manually (going for a minimalist
> approach, instead of my normal scripted build) and `make install-libs'
> has the following as its last action
> /bin/rm -rf /usr/info/*
> ../../e2fsprogs-1.27/mkinstalldirs /usr/info
> for i in* ; do \
> 	/bin/install -c -m 644 $i /usr/info/$i ; \
> done
> gzip -9 /usr/info/*
> This means that running install-info as an added command is
> unnecessary.

It's not unnecessary. "install-info" doesn't install info files; it
updates the dir file.

Seth W. Klein
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