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

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: bug#12715: [PATCH] build: do not require help2man at build-from-tarball time
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:48:39 +0200

On 10/25/2012 04:25 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> 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.
Fine by me as well.


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