Subject: Re: texinfo files & tex
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/1998 20:48:45
On Fri, 25 Sep 1998, Bill Studenmund wrote:
: Right. The font stuff and all the macros are just too big for random use.
: I think we should put all of the texinfo tools in tree, and ship the .info
: files. How about we hack our makeinfo (or whatever would actually call the
: tex package) so that if it fails when invoking TeX, it asks if you have
: the TeX package installed. That way the error message is direct, and only
: distribution compilers MUST have it around (and maybe then not even all of
Distribution compilers don't need TeX. Makeinfo is a command-line
The whole schism was over whether or not to put, e.g., texi2dvi into the
tree, which requires TeX and wouldn't touch our doc.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)