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I have a Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64-bit install running on ZFS root. I occasionally use the info command to look up things which I can't remember off-hand, for example, obscure details of C format strings.

When I issue an info printf and then I navigate to "*Note ‘printf’ format directives:" and press ENTER I receive the following error:

"Cannot find node 'Output Conversion Syntax'"

I know that the above used to work. The last time I had a problem with info was when an info info command produced another unknown node error. I fixed this with:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install texinfo texinfo-doc-nonfree

Now, though, I cannot fix the problem. I think it may be related to the following bug: info missing help docs info info and H command return error

Can anyone offer any help on how to resolve whatever problem is causing info to malfunction?

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    On my Ubuntu system, it was necessary to install the glibc-doc-reference package in order to provide this info node. You might want to try that since Mint is Ubuntu-based. – steeldriver Dec 29 '19 at 19:38
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@steeldriver (https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/65304/steeldriver) came up with the solution :

On my Ubuntu system, it was necessary to install the glibc-doc-reference package > in order to provide this info node. You might want to try that since Mint is Ubuntu-based.

This solved the problem perfectly! :D Thanks! :)

Some update to Linux Mint must have screwed up the texinfo database, but installing glibc-doc-reference solved the problem.

Thanks,

jdb2

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