On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Jerry James <james(a)xemacs.org> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 6:46 AM, Thomas Mittelstaedt
> Sorry, still does not build on my machine, an ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx.
> Did a 'make distclean', built from scratch.
Yes, that's why I said:
> Now that's interesting. Neither texinfo 5.1 nor 5.2 catches this
> error, but texinfo 4.13a does. I will push a fix for the problem
> shortly. However, you will just hit another error: texinfo 4.13a
> cannot build the texinfo 5.2 info files.
That's why we are now discussing removal of the texinfo info files, or
at least not building them by default. If you have an opinion on the
matter, now is a great time to chime in. Thanks for testing!
From the point of view of the 21.4 maintainer, I don't mind
the texinfo.texi file.
I don't know how that would affect the Windows installation kit (and I
don't have an easy way to test that at the moment), but I think I'm
still OK with the change.
From the big picture, though, we do not have an acceptable makeinfo
solution. I have used 4.13a forever and it still builds the 21.4 info
files, but 21.5 requires some flavor of texinfo 5. I find that
dichotomy acceptable, mostly because the rate of change in the 21.4
branch is, at fastest, glacial, and I am probably willing to fix
21.4's .texi files so they work with texinfo 5+.
What is worse, IMO, is that the packages will not build with texinfo
5. I am currently using texinfo 4.13a to build the package info
files, and this is somewhat annoying, having to dance back and forth
between texinfo versions. If nobody beats me to it, I will probably
try to fix the packages' texi files so that they build with texinfo 5.
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