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

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Couple of issues with doc/ subdir (with PATCH)
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 16:44:52 -0400

Larry Jones wrote:

> 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.

Ok.  Do you know if that _only_ applies to *.aux?  There are a bunch of
other files we don't distribute.... *.toc, *.fns, *.cps, *.fn, *.cp...

Is this worth bringing up on the Automake list to see if they'll do the
work for us?


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( http://CVSHome.org )
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