[ESS] Errors in Makefile

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jan 5 09:33:26 CET 2009

>>>>> "RoSp" == Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
>>>>>     on Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:02:36 -0600 writes:

    RoSp> Neil Shephard wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I use a GNU/Linux distribution called Gentoo
    >> (http://www.gentoo.org/) that installs _everything_ from
    >> source.
    >> With the recent new release of ess-5.3.10 I requested a
    >> version bump for the ess version that is in this
    >> distributions package management system and was informed
    >> by the maintainer that there is a minor error in the
    >> doc/Makefile that means that the ${DOCDIR}/html and
    >> ${DOCDIR}/refcard directories are not created, as the
    >> following lines are thrown up....
    >> cp -p html/ess.html html/readme.html
    >> /var/tmp/portage/app-emacs/ess-5.3.10/image//usr/share/doc/ess-5.3.10/html
    >> cp: target
    >> `/var/tmp/portage/app-emacs/ess-5.3.10/image//usr/share/doc/ess-5.3.10/html'
    >> is not a directory make[1]: *** [install-other-docs]
    >> Error 1
    >> Its a minor problem as it doesn't prevent installation of
    >> ESS at all, and a workaround has been added to the
    >> package management system to overcome this (packages are
    >> installed via scripts called ebuilds and the build now
    >> creates that directory), but I felt it pertinent to
    >> report back on this.
    >> Thanks for all the work the writers and maintainers put
    >> into ESS its very much appreciated.
    >> Neil

    RoSp> Thanks Neil.  I discovered this myself and I was rather disappointed
    RoSp> at that.  The fix is checked into SVN if anyone else
    RoSp> needs it.

Neil, does that help you, i.e. the Gentoo maintainer of ESS, or
should we release 5.1.11  just for the purpose?

Happy New Year, indeed!


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