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Re: Cross compiling texinfo-4.7

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Cross compiling texinfo-4.7
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:34:53 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 08:43:23AM -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Texinfo is unusual in the respect that it needs to run the programs
>     which has just been built.  
> Actually, it doesn't *need* to.  That was a conscious choice.
> the simple solution is to distribute the .info* files and avoid
> having to run makeinfo.  Is that right?

You also have a program called ``makedoc'' there.  It would be probably
enough to distribute its output.

And there is a cute program called install-info.  You have to run it
during install time.  It seems you really *need* to run a native build of

So I'm afraid the solution wouldn't be that _simple_.

Please forgive me if this mail doesn't sound polite...  I don't mean it.


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