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Re: [Geiser-users] info manual not building inside the build tree

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
Subject: Re: [Geiser-users] info manual not building inside the build tree
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:55:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, Aug 01 2013, Diogo F. S. Ramos wrote:

> This might be a little off topic, but I couldn't figure out why this is
> happening in geiser.
> When following the instructions to build geiser inside `/build', the
> info manual does not build at `/build/doc', but at `/doc'.  Does anyone
> know why?

This is standard autotools behaviour.  AFAICT, it happens for all
automake-based projects that use its standard macros for building info
documents.  I think the rationale had to do with being able to
distribute the .info file to users that don't have makeinfo installed or
something of the sort.

He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
 -Horace, poet and satirist (65-8 BCE)

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