[tex-live] Build issues: 'm4 -P' is a GNUism

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Tue Jun 22 20:34:48 CEST 2004

Hartmut Henkel writes:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Olaf Weber wrote:

>> In source.development/TeX/texk/web2c/man/Makefile.in 'm4 -P' is used.
>> However, this option is only supported by GNU m4.  This breaks (for
>> example) IRIX builds if GNU m4 isn't first in the path.
>> pdftex.man : pdftexman.m4
>> m4 -P -DOLD $(srcdir)/pdftexman.m4 > pdftex.man
>> pdfetex.man : pdftexman.m4
>> m4 -P $(srcdir)/pdftexman.m4 > pdfetex.man

> oops, sorry didn't know that. Simple solution is to use either your
> pdf(e)tex.min or pregenerated pdf(e)tex.man delivered together with the
> .m4 source. But the .man is already outdated e. g. regarding .efmt, and
> pdfetex.man should mention also Petr Olsak. What would you prefer:
> Either use yours, or I would try (this week) to combine your with my
> cruft :-) version? (just to avoid double work)

At present, I'd probably prefer the use of my manual pages (I'll
update the .min ones to what they are in the web2c sources).  But I'd
appreciate it if you'd look them over and let me know whether changes
need to be made.

> Best Regards

> Hartmut

Olaf Weber

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