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Re: doc/version-tutorial.texi

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: doc/version-tutorial.texi
Date: 22 Aug 2001 14:02:25 -0500
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> In (my) theory, it should be automake that generates the Makefile
> rules that are required to autogenerate this file.  It looks like it
> just doesn't work to try to get Automake to generate versioning
> files for two manuals in the same directory.

It works, but only if you patch your copy of automake.  I did this
before the "make dist", so I thought that the tar.gz file should work
OK as is, though you would have a problem if you did an autogen.sh
that re-generated the files using a broken automake (which is all of
them right now AFAIK).

> I believe there are two options:
> - Only include a versioning file in one of the Texinfo manuals.  In
>   this case, I'd choose the reference manual.
> - Move each Texinfo manual into its own subdirectory.
> I'd rather not do the second when we're already in the middle of a
> stable release.  What do you think?

Another option might be to see if we can come up with a rule or rules
in the Makefile.am that would temporarily provide the missing one(s).

I'm happy with any of these solutions.  As long as the subdir approach
doesn't involve too many changes, other than the move itself and a
little bit of automakery, I'm even OK with that approach if it's the
right solution.

Rob Browning
rlb @defaultvalue.org, @linuxdevel.com, and @debian.org
Previously @cs.utexas.edu
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