[erlang-bugs] otp_src_17.0.tar.gz: "make docs" fails in "system/doc/top"

Kenneth Lundin <>
Thu Apr 10 08:09:28 CEST 2014


I think this has to do with that we deleted
the system/README file on purpose because it did only contain useless
outdated information. Apparently there is still some Makefile dependency
which should not be there.

So your quick fix with touch is ok, you will not miss anything interesting
in the docs.

/Kenneth , Erlang/OTP Ericsson
Den 10 apr 2014 05:55 skrev "Boris Mühmer" <>:

> Yesterday I did a build with the new otp_src_17.0.tar.gz tarball using my
> script which served me quite well from R13Bxx to R17RC2, but this time it
> failed at "make docs":
>
>
> make[2]: Entering directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/reference_manual'
> make[2]: Nothing to be done for `docs'.
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/reference_manual'
> make[2]: Entering directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/programming_examples'
> make[2]: Nothing to be done for `docs'.
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/programming_examples'
> make[2]: Entering directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/top'
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `../../README', needed by `docs'.
>  Stop.
> make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc/top'
> make[1]: *** [docs] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `/tmp/tmp.6FO62sEXov-erlang-otp/otp_src_17.0/system/doc'
> make: *** [docs] Error 2
>
>
> I compared the 17.0 to the 17RC2 structure: it looks like the file "system/README"
> is missing. I could "fix" the build process with a "touch
> system/README"... not a real fix of course.
>
> Regards,
> Boris
>
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