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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 19 00:35:05 CET 2010

On 18/03/10 22:39, Xavier Chantry wrote:
> 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.

I against needing an extra configure flag to build our release tarballs. 
  Especially one that will need disabled on most systems.


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