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Re: texi2dvi issue with(out) bibtex

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texi2dvi issue with(out) bibtex
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 19:01:42 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 02:31:42PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> Dear developers,
> First many thanks to you for your support with texi2dvi so far.
> In the new version
> $ texi2dvi --version
> texi2dvi (GNU Texinfo 6.4) 7842
> there was an extra check added in 'xref_files_changed()' starting at
> line 839. This looks for *.bbl and *.blg files, if a latex project,
> which are not present if the project does not include bibtex. So the
> loop in 'run_tex_suite()' always iterates until the maximum number of
> iterations is reached. 

You are quite right, this check should never have been added for LaTeX.

I've removed this check in SVN revision 7906 and uploaded the new 
version to 


(That file should update in a few minutes.)

> This can be reproduced by compiling a latex project without any
> citations and bibliography.
> Shouldn't there be carried out the same test as in 'run_bibtex()' before
> printing the file names in 'sorted_index_filter()' in order to not check
> for that files, if there is no bibtex at all? 

Yes, possibly.

> Maybe there is a similar behaviour with texinfo and index?

It appears not, because the two are not exact parallels.  *.cps must 
always be generated from *.cp but *.aux can exist without bibtex being 
used at all.  I'd missed this point when I introduced this test.

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