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  1. #1
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    Question makeinfo?

    It doesn't look like the makeinfo utility is available in Ubuntu "warty". Is this true? One post suggested:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential

    I tried this, but still no makeinfo...

  2. #2
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    Re: makeinfo?

    I had the same issue with unbuntu. You can fix it by installing texinfo

    sudo apt-get install texinfo

  3. #3
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    Re: makeinfo?

    I have the same issue with ubuntu, too but installing texinfo does not solve the problem.
    Does anyone have an idea?
    I get the following error


    Code:
    for f in standards.info configure.info; do \
              if test -f ../../newlib-1.15.0/etc/`echo $f | sed -e 's/.info$/.texi/'`; then \
                if make "MAKEINFO=/home/.../aibo/newlib-1.15.0/missing makeinfo --split-size=5000000 --split-size=5000000" $f; then \
                  true; \
                else \
                  exit 1; \
                fi; \
              fi; \
            done
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/.../aibo/bld-newlib-1.15.0/etc'
    /home/.../aibo/newlib-1.15.0/missing makeinfo --split-size=5000000 --split-size=5000000 --no-split -I../../newlib-1.15.0/etc -o standards.info ../../newlib-1.15.0/etc/standards.texi
    WARNING: `makeinfo' is missing on your system.  You should only need it if
             you modified a `.texi' or `.texinfo' file, or any other file
             indirectly affecting the aspect of the manual.  The spurious
             call might also be the consequence of using a buggy `make' (AIX,
             DU, IRIX).  You might want to install the `Texinfo' package or
             the `GNU make' package.  Grab either from any GNU archive site.
    make[3]: *** [standards.info] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/.../aibo/bld-newlib-1.15.0/etc'
    make[2]: *** [info] Error 1
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/.../aibo/bld-newlib-1.15.0/etc'
    make[1]: *** [all-etc] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/.../aibo/bld-newlib-1.15.0'
    make: *** [all] Error 2

  4. #4
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    Re: makeinfo?

    It worked for me

  5. #5
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    Re: makeinfo?

    Installing the texinfo package worked for me also (Ubuntu 9.10)

  6. #6
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    Re: makeinfo?

    I was getting this makeinfo error when trying to build and install emacs 23.1 on Ubuntu 8.04. (painful!)

    After doing "sudo apt-get install texinfo" to get the "makeinfo" command, make sure you run "./configure" on a freshly unpacked source directory. "configure" apparently caches information and "remembers" you don't have makeinfo, so you'll keep getting that error about a missing makeinfo.

    Btw, I wanted emacs23, instead of emacs22, to get nice looking [antialiased] fonts. To build you need to "sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev" along with "libjpeg62-dev" and "libjpeg62-dev".
    Last edited by jamshid; February 27th, 2010 at 09:23 PM.

  7. #7
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    Re: makeinfo?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamshid View Post
    I was getting this makeinfo error when trying to build and install emacs 23.1 on Ubuntu 8.04. (painful!)

    After doing "sudo apt-get install texinfo" to get the "makeinfo" command, make sure you run "./configure" on a freshly unpacked source directory. "configure" apparently caches information and "remembers" you don't have makeinfo, so you'll keep getting that error about a missing makeinfo.

    Btw, I wanted emacs23, instead of emacs22, to get nice looking [antialiased] fonts. To build you need to "sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev" along with "libjpeg62-dev" and "libjpeg62-dev".
    I hope I won't get in trouble for letting everyone know that this worked for me.

  8. #8
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    Re: makeinfo?

    thank you, it works for me

  9. #9
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    Re: makeinfo?

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