On Sun, 2018-03-11 at 12:39 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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
> > > http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/blfs-support/2017-Nov
> > > ember/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-Februar
> > > y/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.
> 
> Perhaps just downloading http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/help
> 2man 
> 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

If you're going to take it that far (adding a separate page), why don't
 you just use the official help2man?
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