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RE: gcc-3.1 configure on i686-pc-linux-gnu

In a similar vein, I'm seeing some complaints that relate to makeinfo when
trying to build GCC 3.1 for the SGI host.

Under SGI/Irix 6.5, configure (from scratch) complains as follows:

checking for makeinfo... makeinfo
configure: warning:
*** Makeinfo is too old. Info documentation will not be built.

I'm running: makeinfo (GNU texinfo 3.12) 1.68.

Certainly, I can upgrade to a newer texinfo, but note the following comment

> Makeinfo is part of the texinfo distribution.
> Get texinfo-*.tar.gz.
> However, all GNU distributions should come with prebuilt
> info files,
> thus makeinfo should not be needed.  If you notice a
> distribution that does not come with *.info files,
> please report it as a bug.

I think GCC 3.1 does come with its own *.info files, but the warning coming
out of configure might be confusing to new users who are trying to build GCC
from its source code?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of
> Alexandre Oliva
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 10:34 AM
> To: Kenneth Hopping
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: gcc-3.1 configure on i686-pc-linux-gnu
> On May 20, 2002, Kenneth Hopping <> wrote:
> > checking for modern makeinfo... (cached) no
>                                   ^^^^^^^^
> > I have the latest version of makeinfo installed:
> > # makeinfo --version
> > makeinfo (GNU texinfo) 4.2
> config.cache still holds information about the old texinfo.  You may
> want to remove this file and configure again.

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