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Re: Some error info from configure.bat please

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Some error info from configure.bat please
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 02:22:35 +0200

On 7/2/05, Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> wrote:
> Juanma Barranquero wrote:

> I would be glad if you explained a bit more. I wrote some instructions
> for building on w32 and I surely noted you needed a special combination
> of programs sometimes, like make and makeinfo. I was trying to get
> things working with MSYS then. I even wrote a perl script to check
> things. (It does not try to know all working combinations, it just warns
> if it can't recognize the combination used. For more info se EmacsW32,
> start at http://www.emacswiki.org/ or go to
> http://ourcomments.org/Emacs/EmacsW32.html.)

The problem is, I don't think that checking tools is a good strategy,
on the long term. Different versions sometimes work or cease to work.
I was able to build the Emacs info files with Cygwin for a while, and
after some update or other the thing failed. Me, I've assembled a .ZIP
with the tools needed (except MinGW, which I install separately), and
I unzip it wherever I want to compile Emacs. They are completely
separated of other installations of Unix tools that I may have on my
computer, and for sure I don't intend to change anything inside it
unless a future Emacs requires an upgrade (as Jason said, that
sometimes happens with make-info).

I don't even use the same tools for building Emacs and to build the
info (there's a make incompatibility or something, I don't remember
right now), so I have one .BAT to set the path for compilation, and
compile (or bootstrap), and another .BAT to set the path for building
info, etc. My current building environment for Emacs uses a mixture of
MinGW, UnxUtils *and* GnuWin32 tools... (I don't use MSYS, though).

> I never noticed any programs named "info" or "install-info" was needed
> when doing this. What are you referring to?

Sorry, info is not needed, I think. install-info is. Look at


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