On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:51:29 +0100
Pierre Labastie <pierre.labas...@neuf.fr> wrote:

> 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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Yes, it was pango, not cairo. I always get those two mixed up. It works fine 
with a new help2man installed.

I was going to suggest adding help2man as a required dependency but you've 
already beaten me to it.

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