[pacman-dev] man2html

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 13:00:39 EST 2007

On 2/23/07, Jürgen Hötzel <juergen at hoetzel.info> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 08:13:12PM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> > On 2/22/07, Jürgen Hötzel <juergen at hoetzel.info> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > i think man2html code could be removed to make build/configure scripts
> > > cleaner. Any objections?
> >
> > Perhaps it should be made into a target instead? That way it doesn't
> > need to be in configure, but is still available. It should be moved to
> > the base Makefile.am as a target called "make man2html" (or maybe just
> > keep it in the doc directory exclusively). I'm sure it can be cleaned
> > up a decent amount, especially if one uses the $(man_MANS) variable
> > that is already there to write a more correct target.
> The reason for removing is the same as with the auto-generated swig
> bindings. Both don't need the source package and can be generated from an
> installed pacman binary package.
> Currently the generated html aren't included by an automake conditional in
> as EXTRA_DIST. So I'm sure nobody will miss it. BTW: I think the only use for
> them is: http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/pacman.8.html ;-)
> Jürgen

Yeah, I agree they don't serve much use, but is the new makepkg target
I added much of a hassle? I don't want them to be included in
EXTRA_DIST because they can be generated by the end-user if they want.


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