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RE: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:23:01 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Bill Page wrote:

| > Axiom requires latex for build. If the environment does not have
| > latex, I cannot build Axiom, therefore I cannot test it on that
| > platform.
| >
| I would be surprise to learn that latex was not available for
| any computer system in use today.

just check it our on the non-linux compile farm hosts offered by SF.

| If latex is not installed,
| then (usually) installing it is straight-forward.

Well, I don't have the time to "fix" all those varieties of systems.

| Anyway, I do not see why the Axiom build should be designed to
| require latex. The only really essential tool here is noweb.

We also latex the document; that is part of the basic requirements --
we had a discussion on that issue last week or so with Tim.  If you
want to convince him, good luck.  Otherwise, I'll continue my work on
the sane machines I have access to.  If there are problems somewhere,
I'm very willing to fix them, but I decline to fix the build

-- Gaby

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