Subject: pkg/32909: makeinfo issue on opensolaris when building sysutils/coreutils
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 02/23/2006 05:40:00
>Number:         32909
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       makeinfo issue on opensolaris when building sysutils/coreutils
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 23 05:40:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     David Gwynne
>Release:        pkgsrc HEAD checked out at 2006/02/22
ITEE, The University of Queensland
SunOS uname 5.11 snv_33 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10 Solaris
Solaris Express build nv33 with a vanilla install of pksrc (ie, prefix is /usr/pkg)
A build of sysutils/coreutils bombs out during "bmake build" when trying to use makeinfo to make some info pages. The makeinfo in the work/.tools/bin directory (which is what the build uses) is a shell script that writes some stuff to the build log and then calls exit 1. This causes the build to fail.
Go "bmake build" in sysutils/coreutils on a Solaris Express system.
My workaround was to replace the makeinfo shell script in work/.tools/bin with a symlink to /usr/pkg/bin/makeinfo. The build completes and the install works fine.

This is not a real fix though, the pkgsrc framework should use the pkgsrc texinfo version of makeinfo if the base system doesnt provide one.