[blfs-dev] gperf

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 19:13:53 PST 2013

In the instructions for gperf, we have

If desired, create a text version of the documentation by issuing the 
following command:

makeinfo -o doc/gperf.txt --plaintext doc/gperf.texi

The problem is that doc/gperf.texi is broken by texinfo-5.0.  We need

sed -e '/1131/s/itemx/item/' doc/gperf.texi

The problem with that is when we do make install, the Makefile wants to 
recreate the .ps, .dvi, .pdf, etc files because the texi file is newer.

We can fix that by

touch doc/touch doc/{*.pdf,*.ps,*.html,*.dvi,*.info}

gperf has not been updated since Feb 2009.

On the other hand, none of this is needed if we just remove the 
build/install of the text file.  This is what I propose to do, but I 
would like some feedback first.

   -- Bruce

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