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Re: Zsh on Precise Pangolin; META-FAQ does not build properly under recent yodl


On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 11:14:45AM -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> I've just set up a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.  Zsh is not a default package
> on Ubuntu, apt-get installs 4.3.17 (the zsh-beta package is actually
> older, only 4.3.12-dev-something).  So I decided to build zsh 5.0.0.
> After installing build-essential, yodl, and some other miscellaneous
> packages that Ubuntu makes it unnecessarily difficult to discover that
> you need (Software Center may look like the Apple Store, but it's
> nowhere near as helpful as Synaptic) I was able to configure and build
> zsh from the sourceforge repository.
> However, by chance I noticed that META-FAQ comes out like this:
> The latest version of this META-FAQ can be found at any of the FTP sites
> listed below.
> Zsh was originally written by Paul Falstad <pf@xxxxxxx>.
> Zsh is now maintained by the members of the zsh-workers mailing
> list <zsh-workers@xxxxxxx>.  The development is currently
> coordinated by Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>.  The coordinator
> can be contacted at <coordinator@xxxxxxx>, but matters relating to
> the code should generally go to the mailing list.
> SECTHEADAvailability
> Zsh is available from the following anonymous FTP sites.  [...]

I can confirm that this problem also exists in Debian's 4.3.17 (Wheezy
aka Testing; Unstable) and 5.0.0 (Experimental) packages.

> The version of yodl available via apt-get for this distribution is
> 3.00.0.

Same for Debian Testing and Unstable.

> The newline in the definition of sect() from META-FAQ.yo is
> being lost for some reason.  I just checked my build on MacOS Lion
> (which is even more of a pain to set up, because Xcode no longer
> includes any of the GNU toolchain) where yodl is 2.13.2 [*] and
> actually it comes out the same way there, so this may have been broken
> for a while.

Debian Stable aka Squeeze seems to be fine: zsh 4.3.10 and yodl
2.15.2. But IIRC back then, the Debian zsh package took the
pre-compiled docs from the official tarball...

> It's correct in the zsh tarball so PWS must have a
> different version of yodl on his build host (?).

... while we build the docs with adapted paths at build time for a
year or such.

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