On 11/03/2018 18:50, Armin K. wrote:
> 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?
> 

help2man is optional for all packages which can use it. Does it justify
inclusion in the book? Note that DJ uses help2man for make-ca. We could
install this one too...

Pierre
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