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Re: Help2man and Parallel Make Race

From: Peter Johansson
Subject: Re: Help2man and Parallel Make Race
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:42:51 +1000
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On 11/20/12 8:44 AM, Neil T. Dantam wrote:
>  That's the route that GNU coreutils has taken recently; in the unlikely
>  case perl is absent on the the build system, dummy man-pages are
>  generated.
This would also not work when cross-compiling, I think, since manpages
would always be regenerated when the binaries are built and the
cross-compiled binaries would not run on the build machine.

We decided we didn't wanted to ship (or require help2man), so when we converted to non-recursive Makefile, we solved this problem by added dependency

foo.1: foo$(EXEEXT)

but this dependency is only turned on if foo.1 is not present (at configure time) or if '.svn' is present. The latter indicating that we are not building from a tarball. These conditions are checked at configure time and propagated to the makefile via an AM_CONDITIONAL.

I'm not 100% happy with this solution though because it creates a different dependency graph for maintainers and users similar to AM_MAINTAINER_MODE.


Peter Johansson

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