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Re: bug#12715: [PATCH] build: do not require help2man at build-from-tarb

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: bug#12715: [PATCH] build: do not require help2man at build-from-tarball time
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:25:42 +0200
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On 10/25/2012 04:08 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Bernhard Voelker wrote:
>> Isn't it "Due to lack on the build system, ..."?
>> I.e. coreutils could be built on system A lacking perl,
>> and then be installed on system B which has perl. The above
>> text would be misleading in this case.
> Good point.
> I've merged this in:
> diff --git a/man/dummy-man b/man/dummy-man
> index 633a5ba..3069376 100755
> --- a/man/dummy-man
> +++ b/man/dummy-man
> @@ -56,8 +56,8 @@ cat >"$output" <<END
>  $progname $bs- a $source program
>  .B OOOPS!
> -Due to lack of perl on your system, the $source build system
> -failed to create the manual page for
> +Due to the lack of perl on the build system, we were
> +unable to create a proper manual page for
>  .B $progname.
>  For concise option descriptions, run
>  .IP

Looks good, thanks.


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