[Rd] MiKTeX's withdrawal of texi2dvi.exe

Jeroen Ooms jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu
Sat Oct 10 13:52:04 CEST 2015

On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 8:02 AM, Prof Brian Ripley
<ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> It was used to make manuals when building R from sources.  This has been worked around in R-patched/R-devel.  If you need to build an earlier version of R, edit doc/manuals/Makefile.win ...

Thank you for the fix.

FWIW, texi2dvi.exe was actually removed quite a while ago (1 year?). A
copy of an older miktex build of the current miktex branch that still
includes texi2dvi is available
here:http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~jeroen/mingw-w64 . Perhaps it is worth
archiving this somewhere to be able to re-build older versions of R on
Windows in the future.

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