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

Boris Mühmer <>
Thu Apr 10 08:32:29 CEST 2014


Should I provide an patch/pull request, or will You OTP guys do it?
(I can't provide the patch right now, because I am pretty busy at the
office right now...)


Regards,
Boris


2014-04-10 8:09 GMT+02:00 Kenneth Lundin <>:

> 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 outdated information.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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