No gawk-doc package, gawk source autoconf fails

Brian Inglis
Thu Nov 10 21:29:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-11-10 02:24, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov  9 18:29, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>> On 2016-11-09 18:02, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> Looked for gawk doc in /usr/share/doc/gawk*/ - no HTML, PDF etc.
>>> Checked for gawk doc as a package - no gawk-doc or anything like
>>> it.
>>> Downloaded gawk package source and tried to configure enough to
>>> build doc.
>>> Seems to be problem with autoconf autopoint gettext package
>>> version - something run by autoreconf seems to be detecting
>>> gettext 0.19.8-1 as instead of 0.19.8 which causes
>>> autopoint to fail:

>> This is already fixed in cygport git master.

Thanks for that - fixing a gettext nano-release with an extra .#
autopoint dislikes.

> Do I have to create a fixed gawk package at one point?  Perhaps
> after the next cygport release?

It would be a kindness if the maintainer built the docs and
provided a gawk-doc package like other distros with the next
gawk release.
It would be nice if it included the examples, manuals, and
cards in man, info, html, ps, and pdf formats, unlike most
Can never have too many doc formats, depending on what you're
doing, what you're looking for, and what you have available.
Regular man and info are good for grepping, html single page
is good for phones and ereaders, multi page and PDF are better
on tablets and desktops.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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