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Re: [platform-testers] texinfo pretest

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] texinfo pretest
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:25:55 GMT

Hi Dagobert,

Thanks for trying it out.

    Our previous texinfo 5.2 had to replace 'sh' by 'bash' in texi2dvi:

FWIW, that should not be necessary now.  We have always intended
texi2dvi to run with any shell.  It goes to a lot of trouble in that
regard.  Of course bugs are always possible.


Those failures look to be all about shell stuff in the
Info tests.  I'm not sure it is worth trying to make those tests
perfectly portable, since the real action of the tests using pseudottys
is not likely to work either.  All I can think of to do is try to
detect such shells and skip doing the test.

Is it possible for you to actually try running the info program in a
normal terminal and see if it works?  That would be a much more
problematic failure than shellology issues in the test scripts.


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