[kaffe] libraries/javalib/external/classpath/doc/*.info files are missing

Ito Kazumitsu kaz at maczuka.gcd.org
Wed Dec 7 03:11:32 PST 2005


The building of recent CVS version fails with the following

hacking.texinfo:16: Unknown command `ifnotplaintext'.
hacking.texinfo:22: Bad argument to `end', `ifnotplaintext', using `ifinfo'.
hacking.texinfo:22: Unmatched `@end'.
makeinfo: Removing output file `hacking.info' due to errors; use --force to preserve.
make[4]: *** [hacking.info] Error 1

I am afraid my makeinfo is too old. 

$ makeinfo --version
makeinfo (GNU texinfo) 4.1

But when I tried to get a newer makeinfo, I found a file named
makeinfo.README saying

| makeinfo is part of the texinfo distribution.
| Get texinfo-*.tar.gz.
| However, all GNU distributions should come with prebuilt info files,
| thus makeinfo should not be needed.  If you notice a distribution
| that does not come with *.info files, please report it as a bug.

Since Kaffe's CVS tree is not a GNU distribution, *.info files
being missing may not be a bug.  But I think there sould be
some comment on the required texinfo version.

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