9-2019-q4 toolchain compilation from sources fail

Bug #1854471 reported by jdobry on 2019-11-29
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GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain

Bug Description

We are try to compile GCC toolchain from sources and it fails with this error:

  ./How-to-build-toolchain.texi:223: epsf.tex not found, images will be ignored.
  /usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.
  Makefile:10: recipe for target 'How-to-build-toolchain.pdf' failed
  make: *** [How-to-build-toolchain.pdf] Error 1

Solution is install missing epsf.tex by command:
  sudo apt-get install texlive-generic-recommended

This dependency isn't noted in How-to-build-toolchain.pdf document

Joey Ye (jinyun-ye) wrote :

Thanks for reporting and the solution.

What is the build enviornment that you are using to build?

jdobry (jdobry) wrote :

Currently Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa (same repository as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
But epsf.tex is new dependency which not exist on previous version. I know it because we must patch and re-compile every released GCC package till now (official packages don't contain big endian libs)

I don't use recommended Ubuntu 14.04 because it's after end of life date.

Hermann Kleier (hermann-kleier) wrote :

Same problem with

    Distributor ID: Raspbian
    Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
    Release: 10
    Codename: buster

The solution is to install the package texlive-plain-generic.

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