OSX texi2dvi does not support --build-dir flag

Bug #1542867 reported by Chad Parker on 2016-02-07
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Bug Description

texi2dvi seems to come from xcode and not the latex installed from MacTeX or macports. The version included with OSX does not support the --build-dir flag. Building the docs fails with:

 MAKEINFO='/bin/sh /Users/parkecw1/src/pcb/missing makeinfo -I .' \
 /usr/bin/texi2dvi --pdf --batch --build-dir=pcb.t2p -o pcb.pdf \
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: Can't use option `--output' with more than one argument.
make[3]: *** [pcb.pdf] Error 2
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

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Chad Parker (parker-charles) wrote :

This problem may still exist, but I have circumvented it by removing the xcode tools from my tool chain and building with gcc and friends installed from macports. A true solution for compatibility would be to try to work around the --build-dir option, but, the easiest solution is to work around the problem. This works for me because I've adopted the macports package manager, but it may not work for others who use homebrew or other.

For now, since no one else has reported it, and it no longer affects me, I suggest we either close it, or make it low priority and put it at the end of the list to be dealt with in the future.

Changed in pcb:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → future-bug-release
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in pcb:
milestone: pcb-4.1.1 → pcb-4.2.1
milestone: pcb-4.2.1 → none
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