On Wed, 2019-07-24 at 00:17 +1200, Kent Fredric wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:38:28 +0200
> Gerion Entrup <gerion.ent...@flump.de> wrote:
> > What about a compromise?:
> > Deliver a (prebuild) manpage as package maintainer by default, but keep
> > a use flag "man-build" (or whatever) that builds the man page for everyone
> > (also the maintainer herself)  with use of the crazy extra deps. So a user 
> > can
> > do (incomplete) version bumps and gets a manpage and the maintainer
> > gets the prebuild manpage in a defined way.
> You're missing the part where the maintainer is, by the policy,
> required to, for every bump:
> 1. Ensure the generated documentation is extracted from the build
> 2. Packaged into a tarball somewhere
> 3. Uploaded to a server that can host that tarball
> 4. Update the package to use that.
> Failure to do this will mean you're shipping out-dated documentation to
> the user.

I fail to see how this could happen, unless you'd be using terrible

> This series of back-flips is just not practical at present, and
> introduces more steps where mistakes can break the ebuild.

From this thread, it seems that most devs find it impractical to even
test their ebuilds.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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