Am 27.08.2008 00:56, Allin Cottrell schrieb:
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
> simply --enable-build-doc.
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).
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
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
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 ;-)