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Re: missing help2man

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: missing help2man
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 20:46:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Werner LEMBERG wrote on Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 07:18:46AM CET:
> > Anyway, maintainer-mode isn't very interesting; few packages use it.
> > The more important question is what to do in non-maintainer mode,
> > where (it seems to me) exactly the same problem will occur.  For
> > instance, in GNU Hello (well, except that has only one man page) or
> > coreutils.
> Well, if `make' called by the user has to generate man pages with the
> use of help2man, there *must* be a configure check for it.  I don't
> see a problem.

The point is that this problem should only ever show up when you use
VCS sources to build from, never from a release tarball: the tarball
should always contain a copy of the man pages, and not need to rebuild
them.  Thus it would be over-reaching for example, to require that
help2man is present, when configure is run from an extracted tarball.


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