Failure building bfd.info
Tue Nov 14 21:28:00 GMT 2006
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 01:18:58PM -0800, Michael Eager wrote:
> I'm building insight-6.5 (latest, fixed download) on an older
> version Cygwin system which does not have makeinfo installed.
> The build fails attempting to build bfd.info.
> There seem to be several things which are not right.
> 1) The tarfile includes bfd.info. There shouldn't be any need
> to rebuild it. (I even touched bfd.info after untarring
> to insure that make calculated the dependency correctly.)
> 2) There's a warning message that makeinfo is missing which
> says that this would only be needed if a .texi or .texinfo
> was modified. None of these files were modified.
Same cause for these. It probably rebuilt (or tried to) the generated
files produced by "chew". Try touching those instead.
> 3) When the make decides that it needs to build bfd.info, it
> cd's to the SOURCE directory, creates a backup directory,
> and moves bfd.info, etc., to the backup directory. It then
> runs makeinfo, which fails, and it attempts to restore
> from the backup directory. Which doesn't appear to
> happen. It then deletes the backup directory and exits
> with an error code.
> Why is this building bfd.info in the SOURCE directory?
> This just seems to be the wrong thing to do.
Automake. There's roughly nothing we can do about this code, I'm
afraid. I've tried several times.
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