[Slackbuilds-users] a question on compilation of html

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jul 31 00:55:44 UTC 2016

On Sun, 31 Jul 2016 03:37:36 +0300
Alexander Verbovetsky <alik at ejik.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like to ask for an advice.
> I'm doing a slackbuild for REDUCE (http://reduce-algebra.sf.net).
> The source contains the tex-files for REDUCE manual and during the
> build they are compiled to pdf and html.  The problem is related to
> the html, which is created with TeX4ht.  To have TeX4ht the user
> needs texlive.
> I see here 2 possibilities:
> 1. Compile HTML only if TeX4ht is installed and put to the README
> something like:
> -----
> NOTE: TeX4ht (a part of the texlive package available at
> SlackBuilds.org) is used to build the REDUCE manual in HTML format.
> It is not built if TeX4ht is not found on the system.  The manual in
> PDF format is built anyway.  The HTML manual is also available on the
> REDUCE homepage:
> http://reduce-algebra.sourceforge.net/manual/manual.html -----
> 2. Add the compiled html-manual to the source tarball.  The source in
> any case will be hosted on Ryan's slackbuildsdirectlinks.sf.net
> because the source code is available via svn only.
> What is the right way handle this situation?

Either approach seems fine to me, but I'd lean toward #1.

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