Pierre Labastie 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
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.

Perhaps just downloading http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/help2man to /usr/bin would be sufficient. It is just a stand alone 20KB perl script.

As root:

wget http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/help2man -O /usr/bin/help2man

The only real issue is how to present it. A separate page in Chapter 13 seems appropriate.

  -- Bruce
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