Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Linux From Scratch
User Name
Linux From Scratch This Forum is for the discussion of LFS.
LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2011
Location: BFE, Tennessee
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
make info: makeinfo --html or texi2html

I'm working my way through the LFS book. After correcting all (but one) 'command not found' errors after running '', here's my output:

jafo21369@jafo21369-desktop ~ $ ./
bash, version 4.1.5(1)-release
/bin/sh -> /bin/dash
Binutils: (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.20.1-system.20100303
bison (GNU Bison) 2.4.1
/usr/bin/yacc -> /usr/bin/bison.yacc
bzip2, Version 1.0.5, 10-Dec-2007.
Coreutils: 7.4
diff (GNU diffutils) 2.8.1
find (GNU findutils) 4.4.2
GNU Awk 3.1.6
/usr/bin/awk -> /usr/bin/gawk
gcc (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) 4.4.3
GNU C Library (Ubuntu EGLIBC 2.11.1-0ubuntu7.8) stable release version 2.11.1
GNU grep 2.5.4
gzip 1.3.12
Linux version 2.6.32-22-generic (buildd@rothera) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010
m4 (GNU M4) 1.4.13
GNU Make 3.81
patch 2.6
Perl version='5.10.1';
GNU sed version 4.2.1
tar (GNU tar) 1.22
./ line 32: makeinfo: command not found
xz (XZ Utils) 4.999.9beta
Compilation OK

A search in synaptic shows:


'Compared to the output of `makeinfo --html', texi2html's output is
more customizable and (subjectively) produces better output by default.' - blurb excerpt

After installing the above utility, I still get the 'makeinfo: command not found' error. My synaptic doesn't have makeinfo --html.
Since the output says 'Compilation OK', should I run with the current configuration, or find makeinfo --html elsewhere and install it?
Old 10-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2011
Distribution: /LFS/Centos6.3/Debian
Posts: 2,175
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 326Reputation: 326Reputation: 326Reputation: 326
here Google shows alot of tar for that file, will this help


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
System Info output to html moonmanp Linux - Networking 4 10-20-2011 07:30 AM
LXer: Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support (gtk-desktop-info) [Ubunt LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-02-2009 12:50 AM
ffmpeg srpm build error texi2html dtra Linux - Software 0 10-21-2005 01:39 AM
Convert an info file( to a single html file Darwish Linux - Software 2 09-24-2005 07:51 AM
Want to make HTML help files IgD Linux - Software 5 09-18-2003 08:47 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration