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Re: Binutils-2.18 BFD error

From: Brian Dessent
Subject: Re: Binutils-2.18 BFD error
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 16:42:46 -0700

dave madden wrote:

> Also, FWIW, there seems to be something wrong with the configure
> process, because it is unable to find makeinfo on my system.  I have an
> Ubuntu 8.04.1 laptop with makeinfo-4.11 installed, and I installed
> texinfo-4.13a (with makeinfo-4.13) into /usr/local, but neither was
> detected.  I got a clean build by hacking all the Makefiles to replace
> "missing" with "/usr/local/bin/makeinfo".

That was a bug in the regex that parsed the makeinfo version number.  It
couldn't cope with a two digit minor version number.  This was fixed
more than a year ago on 2007-09-14:
<http://sourceware.org/ml/src-cvs/2007-q3/msg00041.html>, which was
after the 2.18 release on 2007-08-28.  You really should try the latest
CVS sources if you encounter problems, because releases are relatively


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