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Re: Error while building from source

From: Andreas Weber
Subject: Re: Error while building from source
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 11:28:37 +0100
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Am 22.02.20 um 10:58 schrieb oneironaut:
> I am trying to build Octave from source and I get the following output when
> I don't understand it. Need help
> ...
>   TEXI2DVI doc/liboctave/liboctave.dvi
>   MAKEINFO doc/liboctave/liboctave.html
> /usr/bin/texi2dvi: TeX neither supports -recorder nor outputs \openout lines
> in its log file

texi2dvi checks for a functional TeX and tries to find a .log
(presumably generated by etex) which it doesn't find so my best guess
is, that you have a broken or incomplete TeX installation.

Add info:
etex --version
used distribution, installed tex packages
which source used: tarball, mercurial?

-- Andy

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