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Re: Progress on Web GUI - New Problem

From: Tom Weichmann
Subject: Re: Progress on Web GUI - New Problem
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 12:51:04 -0400

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 27-Jun-2000, Tom Weichmann <> wrote:
> | Here is octave output in my CHROOT environment
> | -------------------------------------------------------------
> | octave:1> help help
> | help is a built-in text function
> |  
> |  
> |  
> | Additional help for built-in functions, operators, and variables
> | is available in the on-line version of the manual.  Use the command
> | `help -i <topic>' to search the manual index.
> |  
> | Help and information about Octave is also available on the WWW
> | at and via the
> | address@hidden mailing list.  
> | 
> | -------------------------------------------------------------
> | 
> | It seems as if octave can not parse the m-file for its help text.  I
> | do not get any errors though.  Any ideas??
> The help command is a built-in function, so its help text is not in an
> M-file.
> In any case, from the format of the help text when it works, it looks
> like you are using Octave 2.1.x, which passes the help text through
> makeinfo for formatting.  Do you have makeinfo installed in your
> chroot environment?
> You don't say exactly what version you are using, so I can only guess,
> but in the current sources, no error is produced if makeinfo is not
> available because then the help text is just passed on to the pager
> stream without formatting.  I don't know why that is not working for
> you.
> jwe


Thanks for your fast responce.  Makeinfo was the problem, I had not included it
in my chroot environment.

T.C. Weichmann
Student Researcher
SUNT College at Buffalo

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