Re: [IMPORTANT BUG] dpkg does not compile because of makeinfo call (Was: sgml-tools: creates invalid texinfo files
I've looked into this problem last night and with the current setup of
things it's not solvable. The problem is that i.s.o. (as an example)
we should have
We would have to change sgmlsasp to get this and that isn't an option.
Using `makeinfo --force` is acceptable for the short term I guess, but
definitely not a final solution.
My proposal for a final solution is to convert internals.sgml to
debiandoc-sgml. I did this as a trial last night and it's now for
95% ok (I changed all <code>s and <samp>s to respectively <package>s
and <tt>s which need to be refined). This also needs some changes
in the doc/Makefile, but that shouldn't be a problem.
PS I'm not subscribed to debian-dpkg so please CC me.
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> [Please go on on debian-dpkg, since I believe the problem is there. For
> newcomers, I included a summary at the end of the message.]
> On Wednesday 4 August 1999, at 20 h 34, the keyboard of "J.H.M. Dassen
> \(Ray\)" <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 04, 1999 at 17:33:44 +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > > If someone knows a good documentation about texinfo format...
> > "info texinfo".
> OK, it's too complicated for me. I plan to reassign the bug to dpkg since it
> is not sgml-tools' fault (I'm not - yet - the official maintainer of
> sgml-tools, BTW, but I made the last NMU.)
> dpkg fails to build with the last makeinfo (which is stricter than the former,
> hence the reference to texinfo documentation). Output is:
> Transcript written on cmr9.log.
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c/mktexupd: /var/spool/texmf/ls-R unwritable.
> mktexpk: /var/spool/texmf/pk/ljfour/public/cm/cmr9.600pk: successfully
> <texc.pro>.          [-1] 
> makeinfo internals.texi
> internals.texi:452: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:366: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:379: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:348: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:436: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:424: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:446: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:389: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> internals.texi:409: Entry for index `fn' outside of any node.
> makeinfo: Removing output file `/local/home/bortz/tmp/dpkg-188.8.131.52/doc/internal
> s.info' due to errors; use --force to preserve.
> make: *** [internals.info] Error 2
> make: Leaving directory `/local/home/bortz/tmp/dpkg-184.108.40.206/doc'
> As suggested, running makeinfo with --force works. (Possible workaround.)
> sgmlsasp (called in dpkg/doc/Makefile) works by replacing SGML tags with elements (here Texinfo elements) which are found in a mapping file, distributed with dpkg (doc/texinfo.texi_mapping). Apparently, sgmlsasp did what it was told to do in this file. So, I believe the bug is in dpkg itself. The dpkg maintainer should fix this file.