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Re: [PATCH] [RFC] gdb: add disable-docs option

On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Mike Frysinger <> wrote:
> On 06 Sep 2015 11:37, Romain Naour wrote:
>> If makeinfo is not found in the system then the missing
>> script is used to warn the user.
>> Before commit e30465112ed4c6320dd19107302057a5f7712cf2 the missing
>> script returned 0 after printing the message.
>> Now, missing return 127 (command not found) to the Makefile and
>> the build fail.
>> As suggested [1], add a new option to disable the documentation.
> aren't info pages shipped as part of the release ?  so even if makeinfo isn't
> available, it doesn't matter as the pages aren't regenerated on the user's
> system.  maybe you're applying patches to the source that cause the docs to be
> regenerated ?  if that's the case, i think disabling the docs entirely is the
> wrong way to go.  instead it should be skipping the regeneration step and
> installing the pages that already exist.  alternatively, you can adjust your
> build to update the timestamps of the generated files so the build won't try
> to regenerate them.
> -mike


Sometimes releases have gone out with bad timestamps which need to be
fixed, but yeah there should be no need to disable doc generation.

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