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Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option i

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: bug#11146: texinfo: could automake start using the '--tidy' option in its dvi and pdf rules?
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 22:49:43 +0200


On 04/01/2012 03:11 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 04/01/2012 02:30 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> Most importantly, is the '--tidy' option supported by all recently-ish
>> Texinfo releases, or has it been introduced too recently to mandate its
>> use in Automake-generated recipes?
> I'll answer myself on this, by quoting the Texinfo NEWS file:
>   4.9 (29 June 2007)
>   * GPLv3.
>   * texi2dvi:
>     . new mode --build=tidy which supports compilation in a separate
>       directory, where intermediate files are preserved.
> So the option is almost five years old, and thus old enough to be
> required in Automake 1.12.
On a second thought, bumping the requirement is something better done
for Automake 1.13, after having given proper warnings in the NEWS file.
For Automake 1.12, we might simply explicitly add the '--clean' option
to the texi2dvi invocation.

I'll thus apply to two attached patches to master in a couple of days
if there is no objection.


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