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Re: Texinfo-4.0 Patch
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Texinfo-4.0 Patch
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 15:07:07 -0500
- References: <email@example.com> <FMEOJCMLNIMPBKAPFPIHAEMLCEAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
Ok. After all of the discussion with no clear steps taken, I've built a
version of texinfo-4.0 myself. I've been talking to Eli Zaretskii about
the DJGPP version of texinfo which supposedly has no problems with this
The version that I've built seems to correctly handle info files with
both \r\n and \n line endings so I'm not sure why any patches are needed
So, I didn't have to patch any source. I compiled with -mno-win32 and
had to tweak info/Makefile.am so that it could all be built on my linux
system rather than building this natively. That was it.
Can you all try this and let me know if there are problems with this
version? It will soon be installable on source.redhat.com as a 'test
version' of texinfo, installable via setup.exe.
If this seems to work correctly, I'll send a message to
email@example.com so that it will be exposed to a wider audience.
On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 05:29:21AM -0500, Edward M. Lee wrote:
>By the way,
>In terms of patching texinfo-4.0, you also need to edit lib/system.h,
>otherwise you get the msdos/win32 style path separator, tmp directory,
>Here is the patch I use myself.
>All that's required is a simple ./configure [--prefix=/blah]
>no special flags to gcc, or modifications. i use gcc -v
>Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-cygwin/2.95.2-4/specs
>gcc driver version 2.95.2-4 19991024 (cygwin experimental) executing gcc
>which is straight from the cygwin setup.exe...
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