>I installed the entire TeX package on my Linux machine. Now I'm trying
>to produce a *.ps file from the cfengine documentation and I keep getting
>the following error message:
>$ tex cfengine.texinfo
>This is TeX, Version 3.1415N (C version 6.1)
>! I can't find file `texinfo'.
>l.1 \input texinfo
>Please type another input file name:
>I'm utterly without a clue.
The file you need is 'texinfo.tex' and it appears to be missing from
the last couple of Slackware releases, at least. The file is supposed to
be part of the texinfo package, but it wasn't there in mine, I grabbed
one from the binutils-2.5 sources. You can park it in your current
directory or you can try and intuit where TeX might search. Unfortunately
your 'man' pages probably won't help much, mine have all the wrong
paths listed in them. Try
find . -name '*.tex' -print >/tmp/suspects
then look in /tmp/suspects for a great concentration of .tex files.
I put mine in /usr/lib/texmf/tex/tex/misc, and TeX seems to find it
just fine there. But beware: if you are running a different distribution,
no doubt all your paths are different from mine.
You might try getting texinfo-3.6.tar.gz from prep.ai.mit.edu in
directory /pub/gnu, or for that matter from your favorite gnu archive.
The texinfo.tex file is included there.