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Re: Nightly build failure for user manual since 12th of October

From: Friedrich Beckmann
Subject: Re: Nightly build failure for user manual since 12th of October
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:51:47 +0200

The windows build from Harry retrieves the pdf directly from Bens Nightly build:

So Harry does not try to generate the pdf. But the cross build fails if the pdf 
is not available at Bens place.

> Am 15.10.2020 um 19:38 schrieb John Darrington <>:
> 41;344;0cOn Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 09:18:35AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>     Hmm. It's worse than that, since now it's impossible to build a source
>     distribution from Git without first building the PSPP binary.
> That much is true.
>     And I think that cross-compiling from Git is impossible now?
>     Since you can't build the manual unless you first build and run the 
> binary.
> Yes and no.  One must first build a native binary, at least for the
> terminal version of PSPP, because that is used to generate the
> example outputs.  Once you've done that, then you can do a cross build.
> However, it's going to get worse :/   because I have plans to auto generate
> screenshots for the manual.  These will depend upon a nativly built
> and installed PSPPIRE.  So when that happens, then yes, almost everything
> will have to be built, before the manual can be built.
>     I think I need to discard the idea of having separate "source" and 
> "binary"
>     nightly builds.
> In my opinion, it would still be useful to have a regular build-bot
> to check that cross-builds can be performed from the tarball, even if
> that tarball can only be generated after building a native binary.
> J'

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