On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 09:09 -0600, Brian Mastenbrook wrote:
> I don't know what kind of strange system you're running that has=20
> install-info in /sbin :-) It's in /usr/bin on mine, and I think on most=20
> Linux systems it's in /usr/sbin (which makes no sense really as the=20
> script can install info files to any prefix). Generally I think the=20
> user should be responsible for making sure that install.sh is run with=20
> an appropriate PATH that allows it to find everything it needs, but if=20
> you feel otherwise, perhaps some kind of search through common=20
> directories would be in order.
Hmmm... I'm running Fedora Core 3, so it's hardly an obscure distro. ;-)
I agree with you that hardcoding it is non-ideal. Often root doesn't set
much of a path, however, for security reasons (to avoid trojaned
binaries being installed and executed by mistake).
Given the variation in where install-info lives, however, probably the
best thing here would be to leave the path as it is and just have the
installer do a "PATH=3D/sbin:$PATH sh install.sh" for the install.
The other fix, to correct giving the DIR parameter to the install-info
utility should still be there though.
If somebody just wants to hand edit the patch and apply, that's probably
Dave Roberts <ldave@...>