texinfo install

Larry Hall lhall@rfk.com
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999

At 09:39 AM 5/12/99 -0700, Scott Smith wrote:


>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....

Good point and one which Mumit has made in the past.  In general, if you
expect to be able to build these source distributions from a tar ball,
DON'T USE WINZIP TO UNPACK THEM!  If you insist on doing so, you do so at 
your own risk!  Its a painful lesson to learn when you learn it yourself!:-)

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