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Re: makeinfo problem

From: Thomas Porschberg
Subject: Re: makeinfo problem
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:02:26 +0200

Hello Stepan,

Am Thu, 30 Mar 2006 11:32:42 +0200
schrieb Stepan Kasal <address@hidden>:

> Hello Thomas,
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 11:05:22AM +0200, Thomas Porschberg wrote:
> > Am Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:41:07 +0200
> > schrieb Stepan Kasal <address@hidden>:
> > >   a quick answer,
> actually, my answer was too quick, I made several mistakes:
> > [...] you might get a better one from Karl, the maintainer.
> I meant ``the maintainer of Texinfo''; that implies that you should
> repost the Texinfo questions to texinfo-help to reach him.

already done :-)

> > I don't know if the user then need a bleeding edge distribution ?!
> It should be enough to upgrade one package; 4.8 was released more
> than one year ago.

of course it is not real problem. I will install 4.6 and 4.7 too, to
see if I can do a >=4.6

> I missed one important thing: Automake supports ``make html'' which
> creates the html documentation from Texinfo sources (at least since
> Automake 1.9). See the manual for details.  Perhaps you should use
> that feature rather than your hand-crafted rules.

good tip, I will look for it.

> (And, BTW, SUFFIXES = .html is not necessary, Automake can deduce the
> suffixes, if they match \.[^.]+ )
I have it from the Autotools-book and it seems that things go on.
Thank you for the advice.

> But this feature doesn't distribute the HTML files, so you have to
> distribute them yourself, if you wan't to support users which don't
> have (the rifght version of) makeinfo.
> One more detail:
> > docdir = $(libdir)
> `docdir' is standardized by new GNU COding Standards, and will be
> supported by future releases of Autotools, so you should use another
> variable name here, to avoid confusion.
OK, I will rename it.
> Have a nice day,
>       Stepan

Have a nice day too.


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