Please can anybody give me an answer for this? I have already tried:

sudo apt-get install makeinfo textinfo texi2html

But, I still get the error:

Unable to find the pacakge.

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If you would have executed makeinfo directly, it would have suggested you the right package name:

$ makeinfo
The program 'makeinfo' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install texinfo

After installing the apt-file package, you could also locate it with apt-file:

$ apt-file search makeinfo
texinfo: /usr/bin/makeinfo

Searching for "makeinfo" on packages.ubuntu.com would give the same information as apt-file.


You need to type "texinfo" not "textinfo".


There is two way to install texinfo, Download (http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/) and build using configure option, but you might get Exception like, Makefile:18283: *** missing separator stop

and the easiest way is by running the below command in your terminal

sudo apt-get install texinfo

Open a terminal and enter

sudo apt-get install makeinfo texinfo texi2html

Note that makeinfo has been removed.

  • 4
    Can you add some detail, like how and why this should work?
    – Seth
    Jan 11, 2013 at 20:49

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