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Re: Bug#293562: [Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#293562: octave2.1-doc: Provide a

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Bug#293562: [Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#293562: octave2.1-doc: Provide a pdf version
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 12:01:47 -0500

On 21-Feb-2005, Rafael Laboissiere <address@hidden> wrote:

| If nobody objects, I am going to
| replace the PS files by the PDF files in the octave2.1-doc package.

I don't object.  I've been thinking of adding a PDF version of the
manual to the core distribution.  Now I've done that.  I also added
rules for the liboctave docs, though they were never complete and are
hopelessly out of date now.

| A suggestion for the upstream authors: you might include a rule for building
| octave.pdf in doc/Makefile.in, something like this:
| octave.pdf: $(MAIN_TEXINFO) $(SUB_TEXINFO) ../conf.texi
|         -TEXINPUTS="$(srcdir):$(srcdir)/..:$(TEXINPUTS):"; \
|           export TEXINPUTS; \
|           texi2pdf $<

Thanks, this is what I used.

BTW, I think Dirk will tell you that I'm usually fairly responsive and
reasonable when it comes to changes like this, so it might be less
work for you to simply propose changes in Octave (with patches if you
can) and then wait for those changes to appear in the next snapshot.
Then you won't have to add and later remove patches from your package.


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