Can anyone help me with downgrading a texinfo package from version > 5 to 4.13? This version comes with ubuntu 13.04 or higher and I urgently need 4.13 version. I've found this .patch files but don't have any clue how to install/implement it.
The instructions for installing GNU Texinfo from the GNU Texinfo website worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04:
Remove the current texinfo via apt-get (I'm not sure if this is required, but I did it just to be safe).
Download the texinfo source:
Extract the source files:
gzip -dc < texinfo-4.13.tar.gz | tar -xf - cd texinfo-4.13
Configure, build and install:
./configure make sudo make install
On my computer I also had to install libncurses before I could successfully build texinfo.