[Rd] Build R form source - manuals

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 9 09:11:11 CEST 2015

On 09/09/2015 07:40, arnaud gaboury wrote:
> I built R form source succesfully on my Fedora 22 box. No errors.

Which version of R?
> I can read there is an issue with some manuals at build time when
> running makeinfo, especially these two:
> doc/manual/R-exts.texi
> cp doc/manual/R-intro.texi
> Some distro have hacks about makeinfo 5 in their build script.
> I wonder if some manuals are broken but couldn't see it when running make.
> May someone tells me more about this issue and what can I do to make
> sure these manuals are correctly built.

You are the one claiming there is an issue, so the onus is on you to 
tell us.

Recent versions of R work with makeinfo 5.1/2 (5.0 is broken) or report 
that makeinfo is not available.  And versions released after 6.0 work 
with 6.0 ....

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, UK

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