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[bug-inetutils] Re: man pages

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-inetutils] Re: man pages
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 11:05:56 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Hello,
> There appears to be a problem with ‘help2man’ and ‘talk’:
> arm -f talk.1 talk.1-t                                                \
>       && {                                                    \
>               rm -rf tmp;                                     \
>               mkdir tmp;                                      \
>               (cd tmp && ln -s ../../talk/talk talk);         \
>                   /bin/sh 
> /tmp/nix-build-hlg1shkdc6bljq62n26rbf3wq6aljn3c-inetutils-tarball-0pre01abac288437f0d49c0a8a690f6f6efe14c26441.drv-0/git-export/build-aux/missing
>  --run help2man                            \
>                    --source='GNU inetutils 1.6.91'            \
>                    --include=./talk.x                 \
>                    --output=tmp/talk.1 tmp/talk;                      \
>       }                                                       \
>       && cp tmp/talk.1 talk.1-t                                       \
>       && rm -rf tmp                                           \
>       && mv talk.1-t talk.1
> help2man: can't get `--help' info from tmp/talk
> make[2]: *** [talk.1] Error 1
> (From http://hydra.nixos.org/build/175727/log/raw .)

Thanks!  I love continuous builds.  This is the reason:

configure: WARNING: curses is not available, so not building talk

There should be some logic to not build man pages when a tool is not
enabled.  Still, any developer making a real release needs to have all
tools installed so that the man page exists in the *.tar.gz archive

So I think you will need to improve the nix builder to have the curses
library available (so your 'make dist' builds are complete), and I'll
improve inetutils to not build/install man pages for a disabled tool.


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