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Re: [groff] mom manpage

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [groff] mom manpage
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2018 11:18:32 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Fri, Dec 07, 2018, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 06:38:40PM -0500, Peter Schaffter wrote:
> > address@hidden
> > address@hidden/usr/share/doc/groff-base/html/mom/toc.html}
> > address@hidden display
> [...]
> > address@hidden
> > address@hidden/usr/share/doc/groff-base/pdf/mom-pdf.pdf}
> > address@hidden display
> [...]
> > I'm not sure whether it's okay for entry points to local files to
> > have literal paths or whether they need to be rendered symbolically
> > for build/install purposes, so I won't commit without your go-ahead.
> These paths are *very* Debian-and-derivatives-specific (even leaving
> aside the hardcoded /usr/share/doc prefix, the split between groff-base
> and groff is a Debianism), so they can't be committed upstream like
> that.

That's what I thought.

> Either the local references will need to be omitted, or we'll
> need some kind of arrangement along the lines of the existing
> @HTMLDOCDIR@ and @PDFDOCDIR@ in groff's man pages (I'm not sure how
> practical that is in texinfo).

Neither am I.  What I know about texifo wouldn't fit in a thimble.
Bertrand, how do you feel about omitting the local docs, leaving
just the pointer to the online docs?  If you're agreeable, I can
commit the change.

Peter Schaffter

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