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Old 11-20-2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Info: cannot find node `Top'


I have Slackware (Linux 2.6.27) installed about a month or two ago and my
info installation does not work. info works if I use -f to give it the file
but that is so cumbersome and there is much documentation to read in info pages. Even info info says cannot find node `Top'.

I remember I have seen this error occasionally since a long time, and now that I have my own Linux installation it is still there.

Anyone knows why this happens ?
Can I generate somehow that info/dir file ?

I think every program I install patches this file
to add links to its documentation in it, but it only
contains some diff commands.

I tried setting INFOPATH to /usr/info, still the same

Do you know how can I get info working ? What should
INFOPATH be set to ?

Thank you,
Timothy Madden
Old 11-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Good choice of distro, btw ;}

Have a look at this thread:

Looks familiar?

Old 11-21-2008, 06:50 PM   #3
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I read that thread, it just leaves the problem opened, and I do not understand all they say.

Besides they are trying to get at the source of the problem, I just want to re-create that dir file and use info normally. Anyone knows how to do that ?

Thank you,
Timothy Madden


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