I have no idea whether this problem is limited to the 5.9 setup (I don't currently have anything other than 5.9 RC3 installed). Strange problem it is....
I fired up info to check for the full bash manual (which doesn't seem to be there anyway...). The directory node only showed one entry:
libcdio: (libcdio). Compact Disc Input and Control Library.
So I thought I would use install-info to update the complete list. Did that, and started info again. Same result. So I deleted /usr/info/dir.gz and ran install-info again. When I started info, the full contents was there. Thinking I had the problem solved, I gzipped /usr/info/ir. Only to find that the problem returned. Only one entry in the top node.
I had built Pinfo for Zenwalk a few days ago, so I tried installing it. Started it, and even though I had the same item as the top node entry, I could access the rest of the topics. However, unless I use an uncompressed /usr/info/dir, I cannot access anything excelpt libcdio using the normal info command.
I've not managed to find another copy of dir lying around, and I also can't find an info file for licdio.
Argh! This is becoming confusing. Can anyone shed any light on what is going on?