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Re: [Axiom-developer] First (quick & dirty) port of Axiom to gcl-2.5.2

From: root
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] First (quick & dirty) port of Axiom to gcl-2.5.2 and powerpc architecture
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 11:41:38 -0400

re: Axiom blockage and Latex process

If one of the pamphlet files has a Latex syntax error the build will
quietly block. There was a (arguably bad) design decision to send all
of the latex output to a temporary file (by default obj/tmp/trace) so
that the latex output would not dominate the screen noise.

You can find this variable in the Makefile.pamphlet file as 

NOISE="-o ${TMP}/trace"

Unfortunately Latex likes to put up a read to the console when it
has a failure. This makes the build appear to hang (you could type
X at it (twice, since the latex is done twice to get cross-references
correct) and it should continue.

If you do 

make NOISE=

you'll override the redirection, the latex output will come to the
console and you will see the TeX output and prompt at the point of

I'm open to discussion of better ways to handle this.


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