On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:38 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull
no, no, No, NO, NoNoNoNo NO! :-)
Please, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.
I want to hear what Robert says, because I think he's a special
I suspect most people building XEmacs on Mac OS X have Fink, MacPorts,
or Homebrew installed, and have the relevant bin directory early in
their PATH. So it's a no-op (or a one-time upgrade of Texinfo) for
us, fixing things for Robert is what this is about.
My inclination is what Mats suggested: if makeinfo is too old, disable
the doc build.
If we get complaints about that, I can build an .info tarball (and
maybe .elc, and trim the main distribution tarball down to just the
source ma'am, as Mats suggested elsewhere -- I still don't like that,
There is another possibility. We could keep an "old" and a "new"
of texinfo.tex around, and pick the right one to use based on the
version makeinfo reports. I'd rather go with requiring texinfo 4.12
or newer, but this is another approach we can take.
I'll have a patch later today taking the route Mats suggested. Let me
know if anyone would rather I do the above instead.
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