[xmlsec] xmlsec1 man page problem

John Belmonte jvb at prairienet.org
Thu Nov 20 19:25:05 PST 2003

Aleksey wrote:
> John Belmonte wrote:
>> Aleksey wrote:
>>> make docs-man
>> A problem with this solution from the point of view of Debian 
>> packaging is that it modifies files in the original xmlsec package.
>> If man page or HTML files are affected by configure options, I don't 
>> think those files should be included in the source package.  Would it 
>> be difficult to generate them directly to their destination?  In other 
>> words, the docs-man is done as part of the install, and the files are 
>> output directly to the install directory instead of in the source tree.
>> -John
> Well, there is a little problem with that. The "help2man" utility
> used to create man pages is absolutely not a common thing. I had to
> download and install it manually because it is not available in
> RedHat/Fedora "by default". This is a dependency I would not want to
> add to the project.

I can understand that.  How about if it was a configure option like 
"--enable-man-generation"?  The installed files would not be from the 
source tree but rather generated on the fly.


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