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

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:16:10 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Mar 19, 2014, Werner Lemberg wrote:
> > I can't spot any problems with Steffen's 'touch gnu.eps' proposal to
> > prevent build failure in the absence of the netpbm tools.  Werner?
> 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 somehow bizarre to implement a `--with-doc=...' configuration
> option that makes it possible to explicitly disable the compilation of
> the examples, and at the same time to complain that
> `--with-doc=examples' doesn't work because some tools are missing – we
> are still talking about compiling from git!
> It's OK with me to mention this trick somewhere in a README, but
> `touch gnu.eps' essentially means crippling the documentation, making
> it incomplete.  For this reason I vote `no'.

Steffen, Werner makes a good point.  The README states explicitly
that netpbm is needed to build directly from source.

Peter Schaffter

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