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

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 13:39:55 CET 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 17/03/10 04:26, Xavier Chantry wrote:
>> That misses the problem, which is that asciidoc is not required if man
>> pages are already built (in released tarballs as opposed to git
>> sources).
> Can we use "make -q" in the doc directory to test if any doc building is
> needed?  The main issue with that approach is that the makefile is generated
> by the configure...  So that would need to be run after the makefile is
> created which might be weird.

I don't know how to handle that.

But there is still the proposal in my first answer :
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.

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