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Re: makeinfo: missing file argument

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: makeinfo: missing file argument
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:26:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Kuroishi Mitsuo wrote:

> (cd doc/emacs; make  info)
> /usr/bin/makeinfo --force --enable-encoding -I 
> /home/kuroishi/download/emacs/doc/emacs -o 
> /home/kuroishi/download/emacs/doc/emacs/../../info/emacs
> makeinfo: missing file argument.

The questions I would ask are:

What version of make are you using?
What is /bin/sh for you (eg bash, dash, etc)?
After you configure, what does doc/emacs/Makefile look like?
  (best to send the whole thing as an attachment)

Just to see if it works, try passing the --without-makeinfo argument to

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