Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2000/11/22/16:06:50
Currently, cygwin comes with GNU texinfo-3.12, although the current GNU
release is texinfo-4.0. Some of us involved with porting GNU Octave to
cygwin have found that octave requires texinfo-4.0. With texinfo-3.12,
the octave info files are generally unreadable. The "broken" info is
causing problems for octave users under cygwin.
I have successfully built and run texinfo-4.0 under cygwin 1.1.5-7 from
the GNU distribution. As far as I can tell, texinfo-4.0 accepts the
info files provided in the cygwin distribution, so the info files do not
need to be regenerated. See the Note below for a necessary patch to one
of the Makefiles.
What would it take to upgrade cygwin's texinfo from 3.12 to 4.0? Can I
help in some way?
Note: One small patch is needed to make texinfo-4.0 under cygwin. On line 106
of the generated makeinfo/Makefile, add -DWIN32 as follows:
DEFS = -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I$(srcdir) -I..
DEFS = -DWIN32 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I$(srcdir) -I..
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