Subject: Re: pkg/36764: fonts/fontconfig not installing man pages for fc-*
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Mark E. Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/10/2007 10:01:48
On 2007/08/10 09:45, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/36764; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
> To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
> Subject: Re: pkg/36764: fonts/fontconfig not installing man pages for fc-*
> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:43:12 +0200
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 12:50:01PM +0000, Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> > >How-To-Repeat:
> > install fonts/fontconfig
> > man fc-cache
> > read failure message (No manual entry for fc-cache)
> I don't think forcing in a docbook-to-man dependency is acceptable.
> So I would just close this ticket and let you take this as complain
> upstream. E.g. so that they actually ship prebuilt man pages.
I thought there were other packages with such a dependency, as I have several
docbook packages that were installed as dependencies. Now that I look closer,
it looks as if they were installed when I was building doc/guide, so maybe
that's the full story.
OTOH, if there are (more than a few) packages that need docbook to generate
useful documentation, then forcing the dependency is less distasteful, IMO
(but I do not have other examples at the moment).
Another alternative might be to handle docbook-to-man via options in the
packages that need it. Just a thought.