info: stand-alone Info documentation reader

Description

GNU Info is the stand-alone “info” reader that is part of the GNU Texinfo suite of tools. Several packages (Maxima, Singular, …) install documentation in “info” format, which can be read either with Emacs, the stand-alone “info” reader, and some other software. In particular, the interactive help system of singular_console() uses the info program in environments in which a web browser is not available; if info is not installed, it falls back to a basic pager with limited capabilities.

Website: https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/info-stnd/info-stnd.html

License

GPL-3+ (info/*.c comments in the source repository)

Type

optional

Version Information

package-version.txt:

6.8

Equivalent System Packages

conda:

$ conda install texinfo

cygwin:

$ apt-cyg install info

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  texinfo

Fedora/Redhat/CentOS:

$ sudo yum install  texinfo

gentoo:

$ sudo emerge sys-apps/texinfo

homebrew:

$ brew install texinfo

macports: install the following packages: texinfo

nix:

$ nix-env --install texinfo

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install texinfo

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  texinfo

See https://repology.org/project/texinfo/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.