On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Sven Schreiber wrote:
compiling gretl from cvs almost always works fine for me, but it
seems that often (always?) I don't get the current [PDF] manual,
at least not from clicking the menu entry in the help menu.
Instead I seem to get an older version. My ./configure switch is
OK, this is a bit of a fudge. I took the view some time ago that
people building gretl from CVS might run into trouble building the
PDF manuals from TeX source. One potential problem -- to do with
the proprietary Lucida fonts which I use for compiling the
packaged version of the manual -- is now solved, so perhaps this
needs to be revisited.
Anyway, the deal is that if you do a top-level "make install" the
PDF manual files are installed... only if they have been built.
And they are not built by a standard top-level "make" -- to build
them have to do an explicit "make" in the doc subdirectory (or
perhaps better, in the doc/tex (or doc/tex_it) subdirectory).
The rationale was to prevent the whole "make" process from bombing
out just due to problems with pdflatex.
There's one other thing: right now, the top-level "make install"
only installs the 'basic' gretl-ref.pdf and gretl-guide.pdf. So
if your preferences are set to view the A4-formatted versions,
that will require manual installation. Maybe this should be