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Re: [PATCH] sed: remove obsolete advice from --help output

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sed: remove obsolete advice from --help output
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:05:16 -0700

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 4:32 PM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> While preparing the attached patch, I discovered a missing dependency bug.
> To demonstrate, run "touch sed/sed.c; rm -f sed/sed; make", and witness this:
> ...
> Making all in .
> make[2]: Entering directory '/home/j/w/co/sed'
> ./build-aux/help2man --name "stream editor for filtering and
> transforming text" \
>   -p sed --include ./doc/sed.x \
>   -o ./doc/sed.1 ./sed/sed
>   CC       sed/sed_sed-sed.o
> help2man: can't get `--help' info from ./sed/sed
> Makefile:7112: recipe for target 'doc/sed.1' failed
> make[2]: *** [doc/sed.1] Error 127
> make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
> make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/j/w/co/sed'
> Makefile:4406: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/j/w/co/sed'
> Makefile:2188: recipe for target 'all' failed
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> A patch for that and a few other issues is coming next.

Here's the patch for the above along with a few other build-related issues:

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