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


Thanks for your reply!

Le 24/09/2015 23:46, Doug Evans a Ãcrit :
> 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
> Agreed.
> Sometimes releases have gone out with bad timestamps which need to be
> fixed, but yeah there should be no need to disable doc generation.

Actually, I really want to disable the documentation entirely since all
documentation installed by packages (like gdb) are automatically removed from
the generated filesystem at the end of the build (see [1] and [2]).

Until gdb 7.8, ac_cv_prog_MAKEINFO=missing was used to workaround the build
issue when makeinfo was missing. But it's not enough since gdb 7.9.

Best regards,
Romain Naour



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