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Re: [Groff] Re: Info versus man

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: Info versus man
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:15:26 +0200 (CEST)

> Attempting to build from CVS, without texinfo installed, or with
> texinfo version < 4.8, causes make to abort at the point where the
> info files should be compiled.  Immediately typing `make' again
> resumes the build, which apparently completes successfully, but
> leaves corrupt info files in the build tree.

This only happens with the wrong texinfo version.

> A `make install' at this point would appear to complete successfully, 
> but the installed info files would be invalid.
> Perhaps this should be cause for checking first of all if texinfo is
> required, (indicated by nonexistence of the info files in the source
> tree), and then confirming that it is available, at a suitable
> version number, and skipping the compilation and installation of the
> info files if not, in a similar fashion to the handling of HTML and
> PDF (for pdfmark.tmac) docs, if their prerequisite tools are
> missing.

OK, OK, I've added a configure test to the CVS.  Please test.


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