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Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: man pages

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: man pages
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 05:44:59 -0500

   > 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

Not entierly, the tarball should have contained the man page.  A
normal user should not need to have help2man installed to get the man
pages, just like we do not require texinfo for the offical

   There should be some logic to not build man pages when a tool is
   not enabled.

There is no real benefit in that, since man pages will never be built
by users.  It will only lead to problems for us, so I dislike this
approach.  Man pages should be generated for all tools at build
without an execption.

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