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1 $Id: README 5191 2013-02-23 00:11:18Z karl $
4 Copyright 2002, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
6 Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
7 are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
8 notice and this notice are preserved.
10 This directory contains documentation on the Texinfo system and the TeX
11 sources needed to process Texinfo sources. We recommend using the
12 texi2dvi included in this distribution to run a Texinfo manual through
13 TeX to produce a DVI file.
15 The .tex files are not installed automatically because TeX installations
16 vary so widely. Installing them in the wrong place would give a false
17 sense of security. So, you should simply cp *.tex to the appropriate
18 place. If your installation follows the TeX Directory Structure
19 standard (http://tug.org/tds/), this will be the directory
20 TEXMF/tex/texinfo/ for texinfo.tex, and TEXMF/tex/generic/epsf/ for
23 It is also possible to put these .tex files in a `local' place instead
24 of overwriting existing ones, but this is more complicated. See your TeX
25 documentation in general and the texmf.cnf file in particular for information.
27 If you add files to your TeX installations, not just replace existing
28 ones, you very likely have to update your ls-R file; do this by
29 running the mktexlsr command.
31 You can get the latest texinfo.tex from
32 ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo.tex (and all GNU mirrors)
33 ftp://tug.org/tex/texinfo.tex (and all CTAN mirrors)
34 or from the gnulib project on Savannah (among other places).
35 If you have problems with the texinfo.tex in this distribution, please check
36 for a newer version.