Errors in building the documentation prevent compilation from completing properly
Thu Oct 20 10:29:39 GMT 2022
On 19/10/2022 18:57, Denis Excoffier wrote:
> Currently i have docbook2X not working on my system (a perl problem
> that i don't know how to repair, but in a few months i will reinstall completely
> this C:\Cygwin64 which dates back to 2019).
> This means that /usr/share/docbook2X and /usr/bin/docbook2x-texi are missing.
> Consequently, no *.info* file is produced.
> Nevertheless, i tried to compile cygwin from sources (newlib-cygwin-3.3.6.tar.bz2),
> knowing that "Normally, building ignores any errors in building the documentation"
> (see https://cygwin.com/faq.html#faq.programming.building-cygwin)
The behaviour was changed by , but unfortunately the documentation
change that contains has not yet been published.
Use the configure option '--disable-doc'.
> However, in order to 'make' and then 'make install' properly, i had to apply the following
> easy patch (below).
> Hope this helps,
> Denis Excoffier.
> diff -uNr o/newlib-cygwin/winsup/doc/Makefile.am p/newlib-cygwin/winsup/doc/Makefile.am
> --- o/newlib-cygwin/winsup/doc/Makefile.am 2022-09-05 13:09:51.000000000 +0200
> +++ p/newlib-cygwin/winsup/doc/Makefile.am 2022-10-19 14:00:03.052557100 +0200
> @@ -61,7 +61,7 @@
> install-info-local: cygwin-ug-net.info cygwin-api.info
> @$(MKDIR_P) $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)
> - $(INSTALL_DATA) *.info* $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)
> + -$(INSTALL_DATA) *.info* $(DESTDIR)$(infodir)
Ignoring errors here is (and always was) a terrible idea, frankly.
> @$(MKDIR_P) $(DESTDIR)$(sysconfdir)/postinstall
> @@ -141,7 +141,7 @@
> # this generates a custom charmap for docbook2x-texi which has a mapping for ®
> - cp /usr/share/docbook2X/charmaps/texi.charmap charmap
> + -cp /usr/share/docbook2X/charmaps/texi.charmap charmap
> echo "ae (R)" >>charmap
> intro2man.stamp: intro.xml man.xsl
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