On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Sven Schreiber wrote:
Am 27.08.2008 00:56, Allin Cottrell schrieb:
> 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).
good to know...
> The rationale was to prevent the whole "make" process from bombing
> out just due to problems with pdflatex.
But isn't that what the --enable-build-doc is for? I would expect that
if you do 'make' w/o building the docs then latex doesn't enter the
The main intent with --enable-build-doc was to enable building of
the help files. That is (or was) somewhat less demanding than
building the PDF files. I used to think of building the PDF as a
truly "expert" operation, but now that TeXLive is commmon and
the Lucida fonts are not enabled by default that may no longer be
> 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 changed too.
Could this also affect the windows snapshots? As I said, I'm not
sure, but I vaguely remember similar problems on Windows. And my
prefs are indeed set to a4, as in most parts of the world ;-)
Good point. The snapshot always ships with the latest
US letter-format PDF files, but that probably needs re-thinking.