Failure building bfd.info
Wed Nov 15 02:58:00 GMT 2006
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 04:40:30PM -0800, Michael Eager wrote:
> This is the workaround:
> touch bfd/doc/archures.texi
> touch bfd/doc/bfd.info
Yeah that's what I suspected.
> >>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.
> Bad automake. Bad! Bad!
If anyone wants to take another stab at this, even to the point of
either fixing automake or not using its rules, I would be _delighted_
to help; I just don't have time to do it myself, having been several
times defeated. It's really inconvenient for me that binutils writes
so happily to its srcdir.
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