texinfo install

Scott Smith ssmith@magnet.fsu.edu
Wed May 12 06:47:00 GMT 1999


I'm trying to install texinfo on WinNT SP4 and ran across the identical
as R. Hickling which I subsequently found in the archives:

>> './configure' worked fine.
>> 'make' got past 'util' but failed in 'doc':
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> Making all in doc
>> ../makeinfo/makeinfo -I. `echo info-stnd.texi | sed 's,.*/,,'`
>> info-stnd.texi: No such file or directory
>> make[2]: *** [info-stnd.info] Error 2
>> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>> make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
>> ------------------------------------------------------------

Mumit responded with

>This is what
>I did with texinfo-3.12 when I did the initial build (I'm using the
>original B20.1 Cygwin1 DLL on an NT 4.0SP3 machine):

>  $ tar zxvf texinfo-3.12.tar.gz
>  $ mkdir texinfo-3.12/BUILD
>  $ cd texinfo-3.12/BUILD
>  $ ../configure --prefix=/Cygnus/cygwin-b20 \
>    --exec-prefix=/Cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32 -v i586-cygwin32
>  $ make CC="gcc -I/usr/local/include"

>my /usr/local/include contains all sorts of stuff like termcap, ncurses,
>zlib, etc. I believe I have most of what Andy Piper distributes.

Well, I have a relativley raw egcs-2.91.60 (1.1.1) & haven't dealt with
etc. yet.  But that wasn't the problem.  The problem seems to have been that
first used WinZip to decompress the original tar.gz file.  I don't have a
why this had any adverse effects (the directory structure was intact) but
I used just tar in a bash sell the make worked perfectly!  That is, I just
"./configure" then "make all" with no additional settings.  Other than using
tar vs WinZip everything was identical.  (I did need to be root when running
in order for some link to be set.)

Anyone have a clue as to why this occurs?  I'm no longer going to use WinZip
nor WordPad for anything is use with CygWin.  I still believe that one of
was responsible for a compiler problem I had earlier where it complained of
multiple includes....



 Dr. Scott A. Smith
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