Subject: Re: texinfo files & tex
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/1998 21:05:58
On Fri, 25 Sep 1998, Bill Studenmund wrote:
: > Distribution compilers don't need TeX. Makeinfo is a command-line
: > self-contained utility.
: > 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.
: Then I'm confused. I thought the whole thing was that the texinfo stuff
: NEEDED TeX, which we didn't want in the tree.
No. Only texindex and texi2dvi need TeX. That's the TeX part of "texinfo".
info, install-info, and makeinfo do not need TeX. They are the info part of
: If the only problem (other than adding more GPL'd programs) is that some
: of the texinfo tools need TeX, I'd say let's include them all in /src/gnu,
: and have the in-tree texi2dvi mention that you need TeX installed if it
: fails to fork the TeX tools.
Then we'll probably need to pull a concensus on this.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)