Re: [PATCH] Make docbook2man optional
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On Friday, January 07, 2011 12:01:08 Thomas Petazzoni wrote: > module-init-tools build currently fails if docbook2man is not > available on the build system. However, since docbook2man is only used > to build the documentation, it is not strictly necessary, and there > are cases (embedded Linux build systems) where it's really useful to > not have to build things such as docbook2man. i dont think this patch makes sense. it may have been necessary in the past where m-i-t didnt ship man pages as part of the distr, but now that that has been fixed, i think any remaining invocations are a distro problem. looking at buildroot, i dont see why it is necessary with m-i-t 3.12. docbook2man shouldnt be invoked for the normal unpack/configure/make cycle. if you dont want man pages *regenerated* because you're patching files, then simply touch them: touch *. the biggest reason i dislike this is that it opens the possibility of man pages silently being generated incorrectly on the system where the release is being made. -mike
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