I need to install the package texinfo version 4.11 that I downloaded from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/ and unpacked (folder texinfo-4.11).

I already installed packages with the 'sudo apt-get install' command in the terminal. However, this does not work with 'sudo apt-get install texinfo-4.11' in the correct terminal location. The following error messages appear:

E: Unable to locate package texinfo-4.11

E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'texinfo-4.11'

  • Depending on your version of Ubuntu, it may not be available. You might have to compile from source. – muru Jul 26 '14 at 11:02
  • what is your ubuntu version? – user308564 Jul 26 '14 at 11:32
  • Ubuntu Precise has version 4.13 of texinfo, and Ubuntu Trusty has version 5.2.0. Are you sure you really need an older version? – saiarcot895 Jul 26 '14 at 11:39
  • There are errors when compiling the toolchain of my linux-control-unit. The manufacturer told me to use texinfo 4.11. I have ubuntu 13.10. – user250688 Jul 26 '14 at 14:57

You can't install software like that unless it's "packaged" for your system. You might want to see if someone has already created a package for Ubuntu. Otherwise, you'll have to compile and install manually. It isn't difficult, but also not as convenient as using an installer.

For basic installation instructions, look in texinfo-4.11.tar.bz/texinfo-4.11/INSTALL.

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  • The compilation is delivering an error message: zulu@E131x-series:~/LCU1/texinfo-4.11$ ./configure bash: ./configure: Permission denied – user250688 Jul 26 '14 at 15:33

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