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bug #38978: make fails in doc/interpreter with texinfo 4.8 ( leq )

Submitted by:  Clemens <clemens1509>
Submitted on:  Mon 13 May 2013 02:01:22 PM UTC  
Category: Configuration and Build SystemSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Build Failure
Status: Wont FixAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Clemens1509Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 3.6.4Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Tue 18 Jun 2013 03:55:34 AM UTC, comment #3:

Unfortunately, this won't get fixed. Our documentation is written using valid Texinfo macros, such as @leq. If older versions of Texinfo are not recognizing it then I would use the --disable-docs configure option as suggested.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 14 May 2013 06:35:42 AM UTC, comment #2:

rpm -q texinfo

Mon 13 May 2013 07:11:28 PM UTC, comment #1:

This is a known problem, I'm tempted to label this as won't fix, but sticking to confirmed for now. I'm assuming you have texinfo 4.8 on RHEL 5 or equivalent, right? Easily worked around by building and using a newer version of GNU texinfo (4.12 or higher). Or configure with --disable-docs if you don't need to build Octave's documentation.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 13 May 2013 02:01:22 PM UTC, original submission:
Clemens <clemens1509>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 18 Jun 2013 03:55:34 AM UTCrik5StatusConfirmed=>Wont Fix
    Mon 13 May 2013 07:11:28 PM UTCmtmillerStatusNone=>Confirmed
      Summarymake fails in doc/interpreter ( leq )=>make fails in doc/interpreter with texinfo 4.8 ( leq )
    Mon 13 May 2013 02:01:22 PM UTCclemens1509Attached File-=>Added make.log.gz, #28075

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