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bug#28574: cross compilnng, man pages

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#28574: cross compilnng, man pages
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:15:13 -0700
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On 03/10/17 13:51, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> Thanks for taking a look into this, I think that it's a good idea.
> In the case that somehow help2man can still end up being used after
> applying this, I think that Eleanor's patch (or an equivalent) is
> still worth considering, because ultimately when cross-building one
> cannot invoke the binaries in the general case.

Eleanor's patch is a good intermediate solution.
It falls back to dummy-man when cross compiling.

My patch is more invasive and will be effective in the next coreutils release
and falls back to using distributed man pages when cross compiling.

help2man is not invoked in either case.


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