Bug 77808 - xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc2 tarball is missing pregenerated manpages
Summary: xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc2 tarball is missing pregenerated manpages
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium trivial
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2014-04-23 12:49 UTC by Samuli Suominen
Modified: 2019-02-16 13:36 UTC (History)
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Description Samuli Suominen 2014-04-23 12:49:35 UTC
the tarball creation should include pregenerated manpages in the tarball, so that build dependencies for xmlto (and it's dependendency for building them, lynx, links, w3m or java's fop) can be avoided on a users system

we, in gentoo, for example, install links with a .desktop file that has x-scheme-handler/http; and if links is built with SSL support, also x-scheme-handler/https;
and now when user installs xdg-utils, it first pulls in xmlto, then it pulls in as first option links, and then the mimeinfo.cache is updated and if user hasn't selected himself a default browser, links takes correctly over

it's only a build time dependency, so problem can be rectified either by uninstalling links after emerging xdg-utils, or selecting default browser,
but it's still an annoyance

so, please, make 'make distcheck' or whatever you use to create the tarball, create the refreshed manpages, and include them in the tarball
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2014-04-23 13:22:26 UTC
I probably won't have time/interest to implement this in the near term, though patches would be welcome.
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen 2014-04-23 13:41:18 UTC
i'll try to work on a patch hopefully today
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2014-09-20 16:14:02 UTC
ping, any progress?

I'm look at this a bit today, and seems my simplifying things (I thought) makes 'make release' target essentially broken/useless now too.
Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2019-02-16 13:36:03 UTC
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