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Re: How to disable pdf generation but keep function help

From: Ben Abbott
Subject: Re: How to disable pdf generation but keep function help
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:01:56 -0400

> On Oct 10, 2015, at 4:46 PM, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 16:43:23 -0400, Ben Abbott wrote:
>>> On Oct 10, 2015, at 3:26 PM, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 09, 2015 at 10:44:08 -0700, Sebastian Schöps wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone, 
>>>> the switch "--disable-docs" disable also the functional help within octave,
>>>> right? Is there an easy way to disable *only* the pdf and html doc
>>>> generation (i.e? Maybe one could just modify doc/
>>>> Would it make sense to add another switch?
>>> Is the reason missing or broken tools? Or is it the generation of plots
>>> for the docs? Does this apply to building from hg or from a source
>>> tarball (where docs are already built) or both?
>>> -- 
>>> mike
>> Mike, are you indicating that when you build with —disable-docs the command 
>> line help is functional for you?
>> It is not for me. Perhaps it is a Mac only problem?
> No, same here. I'm wondering the reason for the --disable-docs. Is it
> because makeinfo or texi2pdf are broken on Mac? Or is it because of the
> non-visible figure printing with OSMesa?

This behavior has always been present for me. So it predates osmesa. The 
versions for makeinfo and texi2pdf are below.

makeinfo --version
texi2any (GNU texinfo) 6.0

$ texi2pdf --version
texi2pdf (GNU Texinfo 6.0) 6363


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