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Subject: Re: Texinfo Failure was: stable release: 1.5.2 fails to build
From: Chuck Mead <csm,AT,MoonGroup,DOT,com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 05:51:34 +0100
In-reply-to: <3C6C5620.4010101@ksmith.com>

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On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Keith Smith posted the following:

KS>Chuck Mead sez>>
KS> >>The current stable release fails to build complaining about a problem
KS> >>with texinfo. The snapshot (cipe-snapshot-20020213.tar.gz) builds just
KS> >>fine and so did 20020210. As we are trying to incorporate cipe into
KS> >>Sorcerer GNU Linux (a source based distribution) it would be great if
KS> >>this problem could be fixed because we need a release version which
KS> >>will
KS> >>build and the current one will not build in our system.
KS> >>
KS> >>By the way... I did check the archives and found lots of people
KS> >>mentioning this problem but no fixes.
KS>
KS>To which I humbly respond:
KS>
KS>Well, value added is value added.  You might consider just looking at
KS>the Makefile and seeing the cipe.texinfo file is missing.

We know what's missing... we also know it works anyway. That's not the
issue... the issue is that "release" code does not build properly on
Sorcerer (the distro) which is 100% source based. Sorcerer's package
management system downloads the source from the original URL and builds
it in situ. The system barfs on cipe (a wonderful program which we all
want) because of s stupid missing file which would take the author 30
seconds to put into the release! :-)

- -- 
csm

Fine day for friends. So-so day for you.
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