On 11/03/2018 16:19, Pierre Labastie wrote:
> On 11/03/2018 15:51, Hazel Russman wrote:
>> The ninja.build file created by meson for this package contains a help2man
>> command with the argument --help-option="--help-all". My help2man command
>> will not accept this argument, so the build terminates prematurely. If I
>> edit the argument out by hand, the build succeeds.
>> I don't have a man page for help2man but I have seen online man pages that
>> include --help-option as a valid argument.
>> If I type help2man --help, the option is not shown.
> The help2man installed with lsb_release is too old. This has been discuted in
> November (about pango, see thread starting at
> Not sure what the outcome was...
> Ah and also more recently in the thread starting at
> Guess we can state one of the BLFS editors rule:
> Editors struggling to stay up to date with upstream never fix little
> Let me try. After half a day spent fixing longindex, I guess I'm up to fixing
> this too.
So I'll remove the instructions for installing help2man in lsb_release,
add an external dependency on gnu help2man in pango, and also copy the man
page for pango-view, which exists in the build tree, to its location.
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