Subject: Re: Buildling without /usr/share/tmac/tmac.andoc breaks
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/28/2001 00:03:52
Fixed. (This was painful actually due to other groff related bugs that
decided to crop up as I looked into it).

None of the build now depends on the outside system's troff install.


>Currently, building without /usr/share/tmac/tmac.andoc doesn't work,
>since 4 Makefiles in /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/ set TMACDIR to
>/usr/share/tmac before including (via, where
>it would be set to ${TOOLDIR}/share/groff/tmac. ( has
>TMACDIR?= somevalue, depending on new-toolchain or not.)
>If you don't have /usr/share/tmac/tmac.andoc, then the build breaks in
>/usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/mm in the 'make dependall' step when trying
>to generate groff_mm.cat7 and groff_mmse.cat7 (there's 3 other
>Makefiles in groff where it would break too), because of the CATDEPS
>set in
>If we remove the setting of TMACDIR in the Makefiles in the groff
>hierarchy, making the man pages works fine, but installation later
>fails e.g. in groff/mm for 0.MT, since it wants to install to the
>${TOOLDIR}/share/groff/tmac/mm dir, which doesn't exist (and
>which would be the wrong place anyway for the files, since they should
>be in the destination dir).
>I'm kind of stumped how to fix this, so I just report it for now.
>If you need more details on any of this, I have the build log
>available, but you should be able to reproduce with
>	rm /usr/share/tmac/tmac.andoc
>	cd /usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/mm
>	make dependall
> Thomas
>Thomas Klausner -
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