[Rd] Avoid texinfo 6.1

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Feb 22 13:40:16 CET 2016

On 22 February 2016 at 09:57, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
| There are problems with the texi2dvi in the recently released texinfo 
| 6.1.  (The bug has been reported.)  Avoid 6.1 if you can, but if not 
| setting the environment variable
| R_TEXI2DVICMD=emulation
| will enable R to build, including NEWS.pdf and all the vignettes.
| We are working on a more complete workaround for R-devel and 3.2.4.

Confirming that there are issues.  I had to rebuild 3.2.3 for Debian (as
the default JDK switched from OpenJDK 7 to 8) and had it just fail on
NEWS.pdf for no clear reason. I was a bit short on time last week because of
travel; I should have reported back here.


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