10.92. Texinfo-6.3

The Texinfo package contains programs for reading, writing, and converting info pages.

10.92.1. Installation of Texinfo

Prepare Texinfo for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD64}" ./configure \

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

If TeX will be used, install the components belonging in a TeX installation:

make TEXMF=/usr/share/texmf install-tex

10.92.2. Contents of Texinfo

Installed programs: info, infokey, install-info, makeinfo (link to texi2any), pdftexi2dvi, texi2dvi, texi2pdf, texindex
Installed directory: /usr/share/texinfo

Short Descriptions


Used to read info pages which are similar to man pages, but often go much deeper than just explaining all the command line options. For example, compare man bison and info bison.


Compiles a source file containing Info customizations into a binary format


Used to install info pages; it updates entries in the info index file


Translates the given Texinfo source documents into info pages, plain text, or HTML


Shell script that run texi2dvi --pdf


Used to format the given Texinfo document into a device-independent file that can be printed


Used to format the given Texinfo document into a Portable Document Format (PDF) file


Used to sort Texinfo index files