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Re: Couple of issues with doc/ subdir (with PATCH)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Couple of issues with doc/ subdir (with PATCH)
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 16:25:41 -0400 (EDT)

Alexey Mahotkin writes:
> DRP> Most likely, they're generated thrice because Automake assumes
> It's ok that they are generated thrice -- that's how TeX works with
> indices.

I think the reason they were distributed was to try to *avoid* having to
run TeX thrice.  I believe the current texi2dvi runs TeX as many times
as is necessary to get the auxiliary files to stop changing.  If you
don't distribute them, then it has to run TeX at least twice: once to
generate them and again to make sure they don't change.  In most cases,
they will change, so you have to run it yet again.  If you *do*
distribute them, then a single run of TeX should be sufficient since the
files it creates should match the distributed ones.

-Larry Jones

Whatever it is, it's driving me crazy! -- Calvin

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