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Re: [Groff] Requirement for Recent makeinfo.

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: Re: [Groff] Requirement for Recent makeinfo.
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 07:40:24 -0400

Ralph Corderoy wrote:

> I recently saw someone point out that a `make all' for CVS groff now
> requires a recent enough makeinfo to avoid errors in the doc
> subdirectory.  Unfortunately, I haven't got that so a CVS build no
> longer completes successfully.
>     $ rpm -qf `which makeinfo`
>     texinfo-4.0b-3

It's not hard to compile Texinfo 4.2 from source, if you can
install software on your system.  Just do   rpm -e texinfo
and install the new one in its place. Later on, when your
distro catches up, you can uninstall the compiled version and
install the RPM.

Worked for me, anyway.

> I was wondering if there could be a configure option along the lines of
> --disable-doc since many people that could previously build groff may
> falter on the next release due to this new dependancy.

Not a bad idea in any case. Werner?

Larry Kollar   k o l l a r  at  a l l t e l . n e t
"Content creators are the engine that drives value in the
information life cycle."   -- Barry Schaeffer, on XML-Doc

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