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bug #57933: [octave forge] (queueing) Building of PDF documentation fails

Submitted by:  Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>
Submitted on:  Sun 01 Mar 2020 04:19:52 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  Marco Caliari <caliari>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  other Operating System:  Any

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Mon 02 Mar 2020 05:27:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Confirmed. In Texinfo 6.7, the command @seealso was introduced. Octave has updated renamed its own to @xseealso, packages that define a @seealso should probably follow suit, or rely on Octave's macros.texi instead of redefining their own.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 02 Mar 2020 11:33:35 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I cant get it to fail on my machine

Perhaps a different version of makeinfo or someting?

makeinfo, texi2pdf ...  6.6

octave 5.2.0

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Sun 01 Mar 2020 04:19:52 PM UTC, original submission:  

Building the PDF form of the documentation for the queueing package fails with this error message:

$ cd doc
$ make pdf
./queueing.texi:29: Macro name seealso already defined.
@macroxxx ...@the @macname @space already defined}
                                                  @fi @global @cslet {macsav...
l.29 @macro seealso {args}
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.

This may be related to Bug#55225.

Notice that this also affects several other Octave-Forge packages, which contain a .texi file that redefines the @seealso macro, for instance :


Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>


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