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Re: a2ps: manpages fail to build

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: a2ps: manpages fail to build
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:02:59 +0200
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Nikita Karetnikov <address@hidden> skribis:

>> There’s a bug in its build system, but most likely it wants ‘help2man’
>> (as native input.)
> Could you expand on the bug part?

It invokes /missing instead of $top_srcdir/build-aux/missing.

> I added ‘help2man’, but it didn’t help.

Could you check the configure log for clues?

Also, can you check the makefiles to see how it’s supposed to build the
man pages?

>> Rather use (substitute* (find-files "." ".*") ...) if that works.
> It takes too much time, or I’m doing something wrong.

Too much time?  But it succeeds?

(It should be just as fast as running ‘find’ in that directory.)


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