helpgperf - Support: sr #107590, Add check for texi2dvi in configure


sr #107590: Add check for texi2dvi in configure

Submitted by:  Maxim Prohorenko <gendalph>
Submitted on:  Tue 08 Feb 2011 01:09:03 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Sat 03 Dec 2016 11:01:31 AM UTC, comment #2:

A configure test is useful
a) for optional features,
b) when multiple different programs can provide the same result.

The PDF documentation is not optional; it is something we want all users to be able to view after "make".

There aren't different programs that can produce the DVI or PDF formatted documentation. They are always called 'texi2dvi' and 'texi2pdf', respectively.

Therefore, no configure test.

Bruno Haible <haible>
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Sat 03 Dec 2016 10:57:57 AM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the report.

Meanwhile, "make" will not run into this error any more, because of this commit:;a=commitdiff;h=da47220e1f36796a9e88c1245e64b243d4a9487d

However, the following requirements still hold:
1) For "make" you need 'texi2pdf', so that it can build the PDF-formatted documentation.
2) For "make dist" - usually only invoked by maintainers -, you need texi2dvi, so that it can build the DVI and Postscript formatted documentation.

To fulfil these requirements, install

  • a recent version of GNU texinfo,
  • a basic TeX package, e.g. on Ubuntu, the packages 'texlive-base' and 'texlive-latex-base'.
Bruno Haible <haible>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 08 Feb 2011 01:09:03 PM UTC, original submission:

cd . && texi2dvi gperf.texi
/bin/sh: texi2dvi: command not found
make[1]: *** [gperf.dvi] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `~/rpmbuild-all/gperf/rpmbuild/BUILD/gperf/doc'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Maxim Prohorenko <gendalph>


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