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Re: a2ps: manpages fail to build

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: a2ps: manpages fail to build
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:30:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Nikita Karetnikov <address@hidden> skribis:

> make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/nix-build-a2ps-4.14.drv-7/a2ps-4.14/man'
> Updating man page fixps.1
> Updating man page psmandup.1
> Updating man page card.1
> /nix/store/vw6j6hcbcg2siv93v66d7i3fswyj116k-bash-4.2/bin/bash: line 3: 
> /missing: No such file or directory
> /nix/store/vw6j6hcbcg2siv93v66d7i3fswyj116k-bash-4.2/bin/bash: line 3: 
> /missing: No such file or directory

There’s a bug in its build system, but most likely it wants ‘help2man’
(as native input.)

> Also, I don’t like the synopsis from Womb, so I used my own.  Is it OK?

No it’s not.  :-)

If you have a strong argument, tell Karl what you don’t like and what
you’d prefer.  But the policy is for Guix to follow what’s done there.

>                  (lambda _
>                    (substitute* '("contrib/"
>                                   "contrib/"
>                                   "contrib/psset.m4"
>                                   "contrib/fixps.m4"
>                                   "contrib/fixbb.m4"
>                                   "contrib/"
>                                   "contrib/psmandup.m4"
>                                   "contrib/card.m4"
>                                   "contrib/"
>                                   "afm/"
>                                   "tests/backup.tst"
>                                   "tests/"
>                                   "tests/tstfiles/psmandup"
>                                   "tests/gps-ref/"
>                                   "tests/ps-ref/"
>                                   "tests/view-diff"
>                                   "tests/styles.tst")
>                      (("/bin/rm") (which "rm"))))

Rather use (substitute* (find-files "." ".*") ...) if that works.

>     (description
>      "GNU a2ps is a filter which generates PostScript from various formats,
> with pretty-printing features, has strong support for many alphabets, and
> customizable layout.")

Now description have to be taken from pkgdescr.txt (run ‘make
sync-descriptions’ to get the right text.)


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