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Re: [O] patch org-mode Makefile - solve a couple debian build problems a

From: Jude DaShiell
Subject: Re: [O] patch org-mode Makefile - solve a couple debian build problems and a slackware build problem
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 16:45:04 -0400 (EDT)

If a make is done on debian squeeze with default org-mode install-info 
which is debian's version of install-info complains that it's not gnu 
info and tells you to use ginstall-info when a make install-info-debian 
or make install-info is tried and neither one of those switches for make 
upgrades the info documentation.  My hardware speech synthesizer is in 
the freezer because it's on its last legs but I may be able to take it 
out and run electricity through it one last time and check things out in 
Slackware.  The espeakup debian version I use sends speech out my sound 
card but slackware for now requires a hardware speech synthesizer.

On Sat, 9 Jul 2011, Nick Dokos wrote:

> Achim Gratz <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:
> > > I'm actually hoping that nothing of the sort will be needed, but given
> > > that I don't have either debian squeeze or slackware available, I can't
> > > really see what goes wrong.
> > 
> > Well, I've had a look on some server I have admin access to: what goes
> > wrong on Debian (Lenny+Backports) is this:
> > 
> > # install-info --version
> > Debian install-info Version 1.14.31.
> > # ginstall-info --version
> > install-info (GNU texinfo) 4.13
> > 
> > The Makefile obviously expects a GNU install-info (which should probably
> > be documented someplace).  Now, install-info lives in /usr/sbin/ and
> > ginstall-info in /usr/bin, also linked to /usr/bin/install-info.  But if
> > you're installing as root (something I don't really fancy, but it's
> > probably too late for Linux to rectify that), /usr/sbin/ is earlier in
> > your path than /usr/bin.
> > 
> > So, in this particular case it should be sufficient to just drop /sbin
> > and /usr/sbin from the PATH during make.
> > 
> But from what I saw in the Ubuntu man-page, debian install-info is a wrapper
> around GNU install-info that does *nothing different* in the ``normal'' case.
> It only behaves differently when one is doing Debian maintenance thingies, 
> whatever
> that means - from the man page:
> ,----
> |        install-info  is  a  wrapper  around GNU install-info. If it is 
> called from a normal shell or
> |        script it acts like GNU install-info by forwarding all options to 
> ginstall-info.
> | 
> |        If it is called from a maintainer script it gives a warning  to  
> rebuild  packages  and  does
> |        nothing, since info file installation is now done via triggers.
> `----
> What happens when you run the org make on that system with no changes at all? 
> Does
> anything break?
> Nick

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