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Re: Problem with building .info files?

From: Brian Dessent
Subject: Re: Problem with building .info files?
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 18:05:18 -0800

Daniel Franke wrote:

> Interestingly, the according dvi, pdf and html targets are built in
> $(builddir):
> ...
> Which results in libgomp.{dvi,pdf,html} in $(builddir) and in
> $(srcdir). At the very least, this behaviour is inconsistent.

It's consistent with the fact that the GNU coding standards say that the
generated .info files should be included in the "dist" tarballs so that
they can be installed and viewed on end-user systems without
texinfo/makeinfo installed.  But it is not standard or common to also
ship dvi/pdf/html-rendered versions of .texi sources in source tarballs,
so they go in the build dir.  So in this sense .info files are in the
same boat as all the other generated files that also exist in the
srcdir, like "configure".


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