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Re: Updating makeinfo

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Updating makeinfo
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:46:22 +0200 (CEST)

> I've not used my Ubuntu 14 lilypond computer for a while, and I'm
> now trying to help update the example images on the website.  If I
> run configure I'm being told my makeinfo is too old - I've got 5.2
> and it requires 6.1.  I can't run the GUI updater because it just
> tells me there's an update to Ubuntu 16 and if I don't upgrade, but
> just click OK it exits.  If I run sudo apt-get install texinfo it
> tells me I have the latest version.  If I download the texinfo 6.1
> tarball, extract it, and run configure. make and make install it
> does stuff, but makeinfo --version from my build directory still say
> I have 5.2.
> Anyone with any suggestions for getting and installing 6.1?

I guess you just have to prepend `/usr/local/bin' to your path.
Usually, you can do this in your `~/.bashrc' file.

Alternatively, assuming that you want a safe location for texinfo 6.1
that won't get accidentally deleted or overwritten, you could try the

  sudo mkdir /opt

  cd texinfo-6.1
  ./configure --prefix=/opt ...
  make install

  cd lilypond
  PATH=/opt/bin:$PATH ./configure ...
  PATH=/opt/bin:$PATH make doc


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