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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 12:54:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Carlos Puig <cpuig AT home DOT com>
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Subject: Texinfo-4.0
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Hi,

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?

Carlos

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..

to


    DEFS = -DWIN32 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I$(srcdir) -I..


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