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Re: gcc-20020429 make info failure

On 1 May 2002, Neal D. Becker wrote:

> make info

The info and install-info targets aren't documented as targets for users
installing GCC; you must expect failures if you use them with the effect
of bypassing the configure checks on the installed makeinfo version.

I've applied (mainline and 3.1 branch) the following patch to update
the documentation of required makeinfo version in install.texi.

Index: ChangeLog
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/gcc/gcc/ChangeLog,v
retrieving revision 1.13905
diff -u -r1.13905 ChangeLog
--- ChangeLog	1 May 2002 08:27:42 -0000	1.13905
+++ ChangeLog	1 May 2002 12:57:35 -0000
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2002-05-01  Joseph S. Myers  <>
+	* doc/install.texi: Update Texinfo version requirement
+	documentation.
 2002-05-01  Jakub Jelinek  <>
 	PR target/6512, PR target/5628
Index: doc/install.texi
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/gcc/gcc/doc/install.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.107
diff -u -r1.107 install.texi
--- doc/install.texi	30 Apr 2002 18:04:42 -0000	1.107
+++ doc/install.texi	1 May 2002 12:57:36 -0000
@@ -916,7 +916,7 @@
 not need Bison installed to build them.
 When building from CVS or snapshots, or if you modify Texinfo
-documentation, you need version 4.0 or later of Texinfo installed if you
+documentation, you need version 4.1 or later of Texinfo installed if you
 want Info documentation to be regenerated.  Releases contain Info
 documentation pre-built for the unmodified documentation in the release.
@@ -1346,7 +1346,7 @@
 @uref{../bugs.html,,bug reporting guidelines}.
 If you want to print the GCC manuals, do @samp{cd @var{objdir}; make
-dvi}.  You will need to have @command{texi2dvi} (version at least 4.0)
+dvi}.  You will need to have @command{texi2dvi} (version at least 4.1)
 and @TeX{} installed.  This creates a number of @file{.dvi} files in
 subdirectories of @file{@var{objdir}}; these may be converted for
 printing with programs such as @command{dvips}.  You can also
@@ -3363,7 +3363,7 @@
 @end html
 @heading @anchor{powerpc-*-netbsd*}powerpc-*-netbsd*
 PowerPC system in big endian mode running NetBSD@.  To build the
-documentation you will need Texinfo version 4.0 (NetBSD 1.5.1 included
+documentation you will need Texinfo version 4.1 (NetBSD 1.5.1 included
 Texinfo version 3.12).

Joseph S. Myers

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