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Re: Which component controls ?

From: Jeffrey Walton
Subject: Re: Which component controls ?
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 03:20:22 -0500

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
>> ...
>> 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.

Thanks Mathieu.

Maybe autoreconf is doing it. I need to use it on a lot of older
systems, like CentOS 5 or my PowerMac G5.

I use the old iron for testing. Most of the software is out of date.

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

I'm using the latest release tarball. It is


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