texinfo building error

Vincent Lefevre vincent-opdarw at vinc17.org
Fri Sep 14 10:25:13 PDT 2007

On 2007-09-14 16:09:20 +0000, Glenn Jones wrote:
> Here is the outup for the port install -v texinfo

I also needed the configure output. I have:

checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /opt/local/bin/gmkdir -p

I think you get something else, in which case a solution to solve the
problem is to install the coreutils port. The fact that it doesn't
work without the coreutils seems to be an upstream bug. I can see in
the configure script:

    # As a last resort, use the slow shell script.  Don't cache a
    # value for MKDIR_P within a source directory, because that will
    # break other packages using the cache if that directory is
    # removed, or if the value is a relative name.
    test -d ./--version && rmdir ./--version
    MKDIR_P="$ac_install_sh -d"

The "else" is taken when you don't have the coreutils mkdir. And the
problem is that the install-sh doesn't have the exec bit set (this is
not a problem in general, but here it is, and upstream isn't aware of
this). I'll report the bug and also patch the texinfo port later

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