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Re: [help-texinfo] ../tools/info/makedoc: No such file or directory [sol

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] ../tools/info/makedoc: No such file or directory [solved]
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:53:29 GMT

Hi Graham,

Thanks for the note.

    The solution is to install a tex system such as texlive.

I can't understand why that is the solution.  TeX Live has nothing to do
with makedoc.  makedoc is a tiny self-contained program in the info/
subdirectory of the texinfo source.  It has to be built and run
natively, rather than cross.  There is code in texinfo's configure[.ac]
to automatically do a subsidiary native configure and build to handle

I don't doubt the situation can be improved, but installing TeX Live
can't be the answer wrt makedoc.  Something else must have been going on.


P.S. Gavin, I wonder if we could get rid of the whole cross-compiling
native_tools/TOOLS_ONLY complexity by replacing the C implementation of
makedoc with a Perl/whatever implementation that does not need to be
compiled.  Just if you feel like looking into it ...

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