$Id: README 5191 2013-02-23 00:11:18Z karl $
Copyright 2002, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
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This directory contains documentation on the Texinfo system and the TeX
sources needed to process Texinfo sources. We recommend using the
texi2dvi included in this distribution to run a Texinfo manual through
TeX to produce a DVI file.
The .tex files are not installed automatically because TeX installations
vary so widely. Installing them in the wrong place would give a false
sense of security. So, you should simply cp *.tex to the appropriate
place. If your installation follows the TeX Directory Structure
standard (http://tug.org/tds/), this will be the directory
TEXMF/tex/texinfo/ for texinfo.tex, and TEXMF/tex/generic/epsf/ for
It is also possible to put these .tex files in a `local' place instead
of overwriting existing ones, but this is more complicated. See your TeX
documentation in general and the texmf.cnf file in particular for information.
If you add files to your TeX installations, not just replace existing
ones, you very likely have to update your ls-R file; do this by
running the mktexlsr command.
You can get the latest texinfo.tex from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo.tex (and all GNU mirrors)
ftp://tug.org/tex/texinfo.tex (and all CTAN mirrors)
or from the gnulib project on Savannah (among other places).
If you have problems with the texinfo.tex in this distribution, please check
for a newer version.