bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #41364, __makeinfo__ fails with texinfo 5.2


bug #41364: __makeinfo__ fails with texinfo 5.2

Submitted by:  Arno Onken <asnelt>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Jan 2014 02:09:51 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  3.8.0 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Mon 27 Jan 2014 05:19:21 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Argh.  Texinfo is a pain to keep up with.

I tested that adding the output option has no detrimental effect with 4.13, so it seems like a reasonable change.  I put the fix on the stable branch (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/1500ae1a1bea), and it will be a part of the 3.8.1 bug fix release.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Jan 2014 04:47:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Confirmed. This must be why I keep a copy of makeinfo 4.13 around. Can someone confirm whether adding this option works in both 5.x and 4.x?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Jan 2014 02:09:51 PM UTC, original submission:  

With texinfo 5.2 the built-in function _makeinfo_ returns an empty text when requesting html output. This is important for the octave-forge package generate_html which will generate documentation without function help text.


[r1, r2] = __makeinfo__ (get_help_text ('max'), 'html')

will return


This is because by default makeinfo now writes the output to the input file. Adding "--output=-" to the makeinfo arguments fixes this, because makeinfo will then write to stdout.

Arno Onken <asnelt>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-01-27 rik5 StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-01-27 mtmiller StatusNone => Confirmed
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