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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:36:39 +0000

Hi Peter,

Werner wrote
> Well, this *only* happens if you do a build from the git repository;
> for this situation I still think that you should have all the tools.

It's long been tradition across free software that building a released
tarball required less tools than grabbing the in-development source.  A
tarball would ship with a ./configure, etc., whilst in-*development*
needed developer tools, and often particular versions given autoconf and
friends' pickiness.  I see no reason for groff to deviate from that
norm, especially for small, generally useful, widely available packages
like netpbm.

How about a README.* for development that lists the typical packages
needed for common platforms so the resources are just a single `apt-get
install' away?

Cheers, Ralph.

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