[pacman-dev] [PATCH] configure.ac : disable doc by default and check for asciidoc

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 16 00:25:12 CET 2010

On 16/03/10 09:13, Xavier Chantry wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> On 16/03/10 08:53, Xavier Chantry wrote:
>>> We cannot do a strict check for asciidoc because released source tarballs
>>> have man pages already built, and it should be possible to install them
>>> without having asciidoc.
>>> This patch attempts to improve the situation in two ways :
>>> 1) disable doc by default
>>> 2) print a warning if docs are enabled but asciidoc is not installed
>> Should that be a warning or an error? I think it would be much better to
>> fail during the configure.
> See the first paragraph 'We cannot do a strict check..'
> It is a very stupid problem..
> Maybe a solution would be to have a strict asciidoc checking by
> default, and add a configure option to skip that check (and maybe
> building of docs but not install).
> Then we could also keep docs enabled by default.

Lets just demonstrate I have not looked into this myself...   :P

How is this handled for a release tarball?  I suspect that there must be 
something in the configure.ac that stops asciidoc usage then.  Can we 
not add the asciidoc check in that if/else check?

I could be missing something...


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