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
> http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-support/2017-November/079667.html).
> Not sure what the outcome was...
> 
> Ah and also more recently in the thread starting at
> http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-dev/2018-February/034037.html
> 
> Guess we can state one of the BLFS editors rule:
> Editors struggling to stay up to date with upstream never fix little 
> annoyances...
> 
> 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.

Pierre



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