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Re: build system fixed.

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-06-01 21:39:59 CEST

On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:19:25PM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > I just have the "doc" stuff left. I've figured out my approach and will
> > implement RSN.
> Did you read my comment about this in the bug tracker?

Yup. However, we *do* need to build them somehow.

> I don't think the doc/ directory needs to be automatically built. I
> think we should just write a stand-alone Makefile for this dir and let
> people run it manually if they want docs.

I'm going to put rules in the top-level makefile for building this stuff.
They won't be built by default, though. As you say, run it manually: people
can type "make doc".

> The issue here is that not everyone has LaTeX and Texinfo installed.
> Unless we write tests for these packages in ./configure, it's probably
> best not to try and auto-build the docs.

I do plan to check for them in configure. It should be a simple line to look
for makeinfo and dvips and whatever.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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