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Re: Can't `make install' Autoconf 2.53b if makeinfo is missing + an OSF
Re: Can't `make install' Autoconf 2.53b if makeinfo is missing + an OSF make issue
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 01:14:42 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden>
> Date: 28 Jul 2002 22:05:28 +0200
> Actually I think Automake should simply output
> this rule if it is needed (i.e. if the user don't use `.info').
That sounds like a win, if Automake can determine that.
> Automake could _warn_ about `.info'-less info files if you say
> this is obsolete.
The Texinfo manual says "an explicit `.info' extension is preferable,
[but] some operating systems cannot handle long file names.... The
subfile name `texinfo.info-10', for example, is too long for old
systems with a 14-character limit on filenames". I think such
filesystems are obsolete these days, which is why I think that
.info-less files are obsolete.