|Subject:||bug#29931: 27.0.50; Slightly suboptimal build behavior on macOS|
|Date:||Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:05:02 +0000|
On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 01:15:09PM +0100, Philipp wrote:
> There are a few small bugs when building on macOS and not passing the
> right configure options.
> 1. When running configure without options, the build fails with an error
> xml.c:26:10: fatal error: 'libxml/tree.h' file not found
> #include <libxml/tree.h>
> Apparently configure detects libxml2 to be present, but doesn't set the
> correct include path.
This works fine here. Is it possible this was introduced by macOS
Do you see the file in /usr/include/libxml2/libxml/?
> 2. When building with --without-libxml2, the build succeeds, but gives
> warnings like
> GEN ../../info/auth.info
> ./../emacs/docstyle.texi:3: warning: unrecognized encoding name `UTF-8'.
> This is because macOS ships an ancient version of makeinfo (4.8). It's
> possible to install a newer version using Homebrew, but that's not in
> PATH and therefore not found. Maybe configure could also search for
> makeinfo in the Homebrew directory (/usr/local/opt/texinfo/bin)?
I’d think it’s the user’s responsibility to make sure /usr/local/bin
is on their path if they want to use homebrew stuff?
This formula is keg-only, which means it was not symlinked into /usr/local,
because software that uses TeX, such as lilypond and octave, require a newer
version of these files.
If you need to have this software first in your PATH run:
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