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Error building grep for OpenEmbedded

This is another error related to using a newer version of texinfo than expected. It’s also another “wait for it to fail and then edit in the working directory” solution unless someone can provide a better option.

Once the build has failed with the following message:

grep.texi:291: @itemx must follow @item

open up $GUMSTIXTOP/tmp/work/x86_64-linux/grep-native-2.5.1-r2/grep-2.5.1/doc/grep.texi and delete lines 286 to 290 (inclusive). Side-effect: your generated documentation will no longer be perfect.