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Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [Groff] Add --with-doc configuration option
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:33:04 +0100
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Peter Schaffter <address@hidden> wrote:
 |On Wed, Mar 19, 2014, Werner Lemberg wrote:
 |>> I can't spot any problems with Steffen's 'touch gnu.eps' proposal to
 |>> prevent build failure in the absence of the netpbm tools.  Werner?
 |> Well, this *only* happens if you do a build from the git repository;
 |> for this situation I still think that you should have all the tools.
 |> It's somehow bizarre to implement a `--with-doc=...' configuration
 |> option that makes it possible to explicitly disable the compilation of
 |> the examples, and at the same time to complain that
 |> `--with-doc=examples' doesn't work because some tools are missing – we
 |> are still talking about compiling from git!
 |> It's OK with me to mention this trick somewhere in a README, but
 |> `touch gnu.eps' essentially means crippling the documentation, making
 |> it incomplete.  For this reason I vote `no'.
 |Steffen, Werner makes a good point.  The README states explicitly
 |that netpbm is needed to build directly from source.

Yeah, sure, i'm absolutely fine with that.  No worries.
(I hope this message makes it through to the list, different to my
beautiful PDF letter example that at least you hopefully got

 |Peter Schaffter


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