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Re: Which component controls ?

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: Which component controls ?
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0100
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Jeffrey Walton <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm trying to update Autoconf and Automake on an old CentOS system.
> The build is failing with:
>   MAKEINFO doc/
> /home/scripts/automake-1.15.1/lib/missing: line 81: makeinfo: command not 
> found
> WARNING: 'makeinfo' is missing on your system.
>          You should only need it if you modified a '.texi' file, or
>          any other file indirectly affecting the aspect of the manual.
>          You might want to install the Texinfo package:
>          <>
>          The spurious makeinfo call might also be the consequence of
>          using a buggy 'make' (AIX, DU, IRIX), in which case you might
>          want to install GNU make:
>          <>
> gmake: *** [Makefile:2518: doc/] Error 127
> According to ./configure --help, I can disable it with
> --disable-FEATURE. The problem I am having is, I don't know what the
> feature's name is.
> I tried the obvious ones, like --disable-docs and --disable--texi.
> What is the feature name of the documentation so I can disable it?
> (It also seems like a bad idea to fail a build for a feature I don't
> want. Maybe it would be more prudent to print a warning message
> instead of failing the primary task).

Documentation is not considered as a "feature" in that sense.

Documentation is already "built" in distributed releases so unless you
are modifying the ".texi" sources, 'makeinfo' shouldn't be required by
the build process.

Are you build from a tarball or the Git development repository?


Mathieu Lirzin
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