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Re: @ref{Section 1.1.2} in @ifinfo section breaks makeinfo

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: @ref{Section 1.1.2} in @ifinfo section breaks makeinfo
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 09:34:06 +0300

> Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 01:17:34 -0700
> From: Osamu Aoki <address@hidden>
> > 
> > On Sun, 7 Apr 2002, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > 
> > > "makeinfo" exits with error if "@ref{Section 1.1.2}" exists in the
> > > starting section within "@address@hidden ifinfo".
> > 
> > What is the error message, please?
> address@hidden:reference$ makeinfo reference.en.texinfo
> ./reference.en.texinfo:79: Next field of node `Top' not pointed to.
> ./reference.en.texinfo:108: This node (Chapter 1) has the bad Prev.
> makeinfo: Removing output file `reference.en.info' due to errors; use --force 
> to preserve.

You cannot have any references before the first node, because makeinfo
assumes that the _real_ text is always in some node, and the preamble
isn't.  Without a node, makeinfo cannot create and/or validate a

Can't you put that cross-reference in the Top node?

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