getting more details on installation of a package (libfftw3-doc)
- Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:19:02 -0700
- From: Dan Hitt <dan.hitt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: getting more details on installation of a package (libfftw3-doc)
I installed the package libfftw3-doc in order to get the info form of
the fftw documentation.
In installed it via
sudo apt-get install ...... libfftw3-doc
(I installed several other libfftw3 packages at the same time.)
I can see a pair of lines in the output that say
Setting up libfftw3-doc (3.3.5-3) ...
Processing triggers for install-info (6.3.0.dfsg.1-1+b2) ...
And if i run info, either stand alone or as an inferior to emacs, i
can see an entry for fftw3, which is described as the FFTW User's
Manual. This is at top level (the dir node).
Nevertheless, when i try to to run the Info-menu command on it (i.e.,
type 'm'), i get a message
Can't find fftw3.info-1 or any compressed version of it
(which comes from info-insert-file-contents).
(In the stand-alone version of info, i get the shorter message "Cannot
find node ''.")
I tried doing update and then dist-upgrade to make sure i didn't have
some broken package, but that made no difference.
I tried removing and installing the package again, with the same
behavior inside emacs.
So i would like to get some more details about what apt is actually
doing so i can figure out what to do.
At least that's what i think would be the right step to take.
TIA for any suggestions on how to proceed.