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bug#18436: Error building 8.23 with builddir != srcdir and --disable-dep

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#18436: Error building 8.23 with builddir != srcdir and --disable-dependency-tracking
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:35:44 +0100
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On 09/19/2014 08:19 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> On 09/19/2014 06:36 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> Subject: [PATCH] build: fix dependency issues with man page generation
>> * .gitignore: Remove reference to no longer generated make file.
>> * configure.ac: Don't bother generating placeholder make file.
>> * man/local.mk: Hardcode the man page deps list for normal builds
>> to be compatible with all make implementations and configure options.
>> Note in SINGLE_BINARY mode, all man pages will be generated on
>> any change to the coreutils binary, but development will generally
>> not be done in this mode, so this shouldn't be an issue.
> It is:
>   $ make clean
>   $ make
>   $ make syntax-check -j
>   ...
>   help2man: can't get `--help' info from man/coreutils.td/coreutils
>   Try `--no-discard-stderr' if option outputs to stderr
>   prohibit_inttostr_without_use
>   prohibit_jm_in_m4
>   make: *** [man/coreutils.1] Error 127
>   make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> This only goes away without -j here.

Oops, all that was missing for that case was
an entry for coreutils.1 in the static dependency list.
Pity we can't use a GNU pattern rule here,
and portable suffix rules can't have prerequisites.
Note pattern rules seem widely supported, which is tempting.

Anyway I added coreutils.1 to the list and pushed.

thanks for the review,

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