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Re: texinfo-5.9.90 pretest available

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: texinfo-5.9.90 pretest available
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:20:11 +0200

> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:31:34 +0000
> From: Gavin Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Karl Berry <address@hidden>, Texinfo <address@hidden>
> > However, I don't see why the HAVE_FORK branch should behave
> > differently: it doesn't check the exit status of 'man', AFAICS, just
> > that the text it returned is non-empty.  And the Unix 'man' also says
> > "No manual entry for FiLe-M" in this case.
> >
> > Is this perhaps an issue with stdout vs stderr?  The version of 'man'
> > I use outputs this message to stdout.  If this is the reason for the
> > difference in behavior, then how about adding to the HAVE_FORK branch
> > a test of the exit status?  Then having that in the popen branch will
> > be justified.
> I had the same results as you when I put a "man" executable earlier in
> the path that printed a message to stdout (including the test
> failures). I've made the change you suggested.


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