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Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:04:58 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
> well ok, i think i have something that i could post (after some
> more checking, i.e., tomorrow).
> What would you say about an additional --with-examples?

What would be the point?  PREFIX/doc/examples occupies
over 3/4 of PREFIX/doc.  What gain would there be in
'--without-doc --with-examples', other than bypassing
the netpbm dependency?  Might as well install netpbm
(recommended in README) and build the whole shebang.

> And how fully blown do you actually want it: should a `make dist'
> fail and complain if documentation (plus) is not complete, or is
> it ok to simply assume someone who runs `make dist' knows about
> the make system?

Can't imagine a situation where 'make dist' would want to exclude
documentation.  Assume nothing. :)

For consistency with other configure options, 

  --with-doc[=ARG] [ARG=yes]
  --without-doc (same as --with-doc=no)

is probably best.

Peter Schaffter

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