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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
Tue, 30 Jul 2002 09:26:13 +0200
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>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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').
Paul> That sounds like a win, if Automake can determine that.
I've started a patch for this (and for PR/168 at the same time).
>> Automake could _warn_ about `.info'-less info files if you say
>> this is obsolete.
Paul> The Texinfo manual says "an explicit `.info' extension is preferable,
Paul> [but] some operating systems cannot handle long file names.... The
Paul> subfile name `texinfo.info-10', for example, is too long for old
Paul> systems with a 14-character limit on filenames". I think such
Paul> filesystems are obsolete these days, which is why I think that
Paul> .info-less files are obsolete.
Besides, checking whether the `.info' extension should be used
is the main reason why Automake needs to scan the Texinfo source
(looking for @setfilename). This prevents Automake to support
generated Texinfo files (that don't exist with automake is run).
If we deprecate `.info'-less files now, we can stop scanning
Texinfo files in the future.