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[debbugs-tracker] bug#24105: closed (git package misses man pages)

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#24105: closed (git package misses man pages)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:44:02 +0000

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has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #24105,
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: git package misses man pages Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:46:23 +0200 User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

wondering why "git log --help" does not work, I thought that maybe there
was a different doc output. But the man pages are actually hidden in a
separate package called "git-manpages". This is surprising for the user.
Also, the resulting package is quite small with only 2.3 MB.

The reason for the separate package is given as this:
  ;; Granted, we could build the man pages from the 'git' package itself,
  ;; which contains the real source.  However, it would add a dependency on a
  ;; full XML tool chain, and building it actually takes ages.  So we use this
  ;; lazy approach.
Building will most of the time happen on the build farm, so the time it
takes should not be an issue. I suppose that the xml tool chain will only
be a native and not a normal input, so it should not be too much of a problem.

I suggest to include the man pages into the git package itself. If building
them is a real issue, adding a source and the build phase of git-manpages
to the git package itself could also be an option.



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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#24105: git package misses man pages Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:42:54 -0400 User-agent: Mutt/1.6.2hg (2016-07-01)
On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:33:54AM +0200, Ludovic Court├Ęs wrote:
> Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:
> > * gnu/packages/version-control.scm (git-manpages): Remove variable.
> > (git)[native-inputs]: Add GIT-MANPAGES.
> > [arguments]: Add 'install-man-pages' phase.
> LGTM!  :-)

Pushed as d1cada045.

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