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Re: makeinfo

From: Bob Rossi
Subject: Re: makeinfo
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:54:56 -0500
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> >> Do I need to have that program installed to run configure? I'm running
> >> this out of a CVS repo of a program, that has all the autotool files
> >> checked in. Not from a 'make dist' of the autotools.
> >
> > Does it have the .info files checked in?
> Building from CVS often imposes more severe requirements than simply 
> building
> from a release tarball.  For example, GNU Troff (groff) doesn't keep 
> *.info
> files in CVS; users building from CVS are required to install texinfo >= 
> 4.8.
> Of course, this should be documented in some README file, which *is* kept 
> in
> the CVS; (and yes, groff *does* fulfil this expectation).

OK, now thats wierd. If I'm going to make people install texinfo, then I
should apparently just make them go the extra mile and install the

Bob Rossi

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