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 
>>>> /tmp/pango-1.40.14/build/pango-view/pango-view
>>>> 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
>>>> page
>>>>   -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
>>> http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/help2man
>> 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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