On February 22, 2018 2:45:39 PM CST, "Armin K." <krejzi....@email.com> wrote:
>On 22.2.2018. 21:25, Thanos Baloukas wrote:
>> On 02/22/2018 10:05 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> Thanos Baloukas wrote:
>>>> If the help2man perl script by lsb_release-1.4 is installed in
>>>> according the book instructions, the build fails with
>>>> [125/127] Generating pango-view.1 with a custom command.
>>>> FAILED: pango-view/pango-view.1
>>>> /usr/bin/help2man --no-info --section=1
>>>> '--name="Pango text viewer"' --output=pango-view/pango-view.1
>>>> Unknown option: help-option
>>>> `help2man' generates a man page out of `--help' and `--version'
>>>> Usage: help2man [OPTION]... EXECUTABLE
>>>> -n, --name=STRING use `STRING' as the description for the
>>>> NAME paragraph
>>>> -s, --section=SECTION use `SECTION' as the section for the
>>>> -i, --include=FILE include material from `FILE'
>>>> -I, --opt-include=FILE include material from `FILE' if it
>>>> -o, --output=FILE send output to `FILE'
>>>> -N, --no-info suppress pointer to Texinfo manual
>>>> --alt_version_key=KEY use specified flag instead of --version
>>>> --help print this help, then exit
>>>> --version print version number, then exit
>>>> EXECUTABLE should accept `--help' and `--version' options.
>>>> The lsb_release-1.4 help2man does not accept the --help-option.
>>>> sed '/--help-option=/d' -i pango-view/meson.build
>>>> it builds ok.
>>> help2man is a perl script. The one in lsb-release is quite old. I
>>> don't think it is worth adding a whole page for installing it, but
>>> could add an additional download to lsb-release with a newer
>> Having a new help2man version in the book sounds good. I'm not sure
>> if the lsb-release page is the most appropriate place to place the
>> download link.
>Agreed. And since nothing requires it, I'd suggest dropping it entirely
>from lsb_release and replacing the reference in packages that can use
>(e.g. pango) to point to https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/help2man/
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Packages that need it should include a sufficiently recent copy anyway.
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