On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at
14:49:32 -0500, Dmitri A. Sergatskov wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:15 PM Rik <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Is anyone else seeing this problem with the
Octave manual on the
> > development branch?
> > If I go to the page for the Concept Index or
Function Index or ... I find
> > just this bit of text
> > (Skipped sorted index file in obsolete format)
> > It was cumbersome, but I used hg bisect to track
it down to this changeset
> > changeset: 27780:0dad96574d12
> > user: Rik <address@hidden>
> > date: Fri Dec 06 11:24:16 2019 -0800
> > summary: maint: update gnulib ahead of 6.1
> > Do we need to back this changeset out? Should
we update gnulib again in
> > case they have fixed whatever interaction there
is with Texinfo?
> I see the same on Fedora.
No, the indices all look fine for me, built with Texinfo
But I am also building with an external Gnulib git clone.
Can you try
I'll try again with a copy of gnulib from hg.octave.org.
upgraded texinfo from 6.6 to 6.7 and now all is fine.
It's good that there is a quick workaround, but should we really
require such a recent release (6.7 came out September 23rd, 2019) in
order to build Octave?
Lots of machines won't have 6.7 for years. Of course, since we
distribute documentation in the tarball, this will principally
affect developers, and not those doing just downloading,
configuring, and making.