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

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: bug#12715: [PATCH] build: do not require help2man at build-from-tarball time
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:42:43 +0100
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On 10/26/2012 10:34 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
+** Build-related
+  The generated man/*.1 man pages are no longer distributed.  Building
+  without perl, you would create stub man pages, and besides would be
+  unable to run a significant percentage of the tests (so don't do that!).
+  Thus, while perl is not an official prerequisite (build and "make check"
+  will still succeed), any resulting man pages would be inferior.

We should probably mention that this fixes a parallel build failure
when building modified sources, like a patched distro package for example.


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