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Re: tramp-2.0.29 tramp.texi fails on copyright, Again

From: Charles Curley
Subject: Re: tramp-2.0.29 tramp.texi fails on copyright, Again
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:28:51 -0700
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On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 06:29:19AM +0100, Kai Großjohann wrote:
> address@hidden writes:
> > Well, well. If I upgrade texinfo to the version on Red Hat 8.0,
> > texinfo-4.2-5, I see the same error Harry Putnam saw on Sat, 09 Nov
> > 2002
> > (
> Harry reported the same problem with @copying and @insertcopying
> being undefined.  Didn't he?

Not in the report I cited above. He reported the following:

  test -d ../info || mkdir ../info
  makeinfo --footnote-style=end --no-split -o ../info/tramp tramp.texi
  texi2dvi tramp.texi
  This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.1)

and being tossed into an ed-like editor.

I haven't checked to see if he also saw the @copying problem. I only
got that on earlier versions of texiinfo.

> > I also tried the version on Red Hat 7.2, texinfo-4.0b-3. It gave me
> > the same problem with copyright I described before.
> >
> > Three versions of texinfo on three Red Hat distributions, and problems
> > with all three?
> The @copying stuff is new in Texinfo 4.2.  I didn't make a backward
> compatibility option because the @copying requirement was political.
> But maybe I should do the backward compat dance after all.  Also some
> sort of Autoconf setup would be nice for Tramp.  Anyone out there
> willing to snarf it from AUCTeX or Preview-LaTeX or Gnus or another
> package and adapt it for Tramp?  That would be very cool.

Yes, some sort of autoconf would be very nice. Pretty please with
herring on top?

> Hm.  Does it work to use Emacs to format the thing?  C-x C-f
> texi/tramp.texi RET, then M-x texinfo-format-buffer RET?

Not in Emacs 21.1.1 (GNU Emacs 21.1.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X
toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2001-11-03 on teckla.localdomain). It
complains as follows:

Converting tramp.texi to Info format...
texinfo-unsupported: @macro is not handled by texinfo

It leaves this at the top of the buffer "tramp":

@macro trampver{}
@end macro

Similarly for GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d
scroll bars) of 2002-08-28 on astest (Red Hat 8.0).


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