Jiang Xin <worldhello....@gmail.com> writes:
> Html documents will be installed to root dir (/) no matter what prefix
> is set, if run these commands before `make` and `make install-html`:
> $ make configure
> $ ./configure --prefix=<PREFIX>
> After the installation, all the html documents will copy to rootdir (/),
> $ git --html-path
> $ git help -w something
> fatal: '<PREFIX>': not a documentation directory.
I am not sure if this description is correct. The generated configure
seems to set
so it is likely you would get not <PREFIX> but <PREFIX>/share, no?
In the main Makefile, we set htmldir to "share/doc/git-doc" and that
is supposed to be relative to PREFIX, so the above will be wrong in
multiple ways (it is an absolute path with <PREFIX>/ in front, and
it ends not with share/doc/git-doc but with share/doc/git).
And the worst part is that having to know that the file needs to
export docdir and PACKAGE_TARNAME feels to me that we are tying
ourselves to too much detail in the internal implementation detail
of versions of autoconf we happen to have for testing this change.
I am inclined to suggest that we probably should
* revert fc1c5415d69d (Honor configure's htmldir switch,
* fix generated "./configure --help" not to suggest that --htmldir
can be overriden from its command line;
instead of piling on a broken "fix" like this one top of it.
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