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Re: Fixing catman pages
* On 2013-09-07 at 12:43 BST, OBATA Akio wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:35:28 +0900, Jonathan Perkin
> <jperkin%joyent.com@localhost> wrote:
> > #1: Use mdocml as the tool replacement for nroff.
> > =================================================
> > Some packages which generate catman pages ('pkgin', for example) add
> > a USE_TOOLS dependency on nroff, which currently will pull in groff.
> > Whilst this works, it is not ideal as groff has many dependencies,
> > and when adding catman support to e.g. devel/tradcpp we run into
> > circular dependency issues.
> > To fix this, two changesets are required. First, allow mdocml and
> > groff to co-exist, so that 'USE_TOOLS= groff nroff' will work
> > correctly. This involves renaming some of mdocml's files:
> > https://github.com/joyent/pkgsrc/commit/1e43db1ed16b8d232001ec68f237a791afdff473
> > Secondly, use mdocml for USE_TOOLS=nroff:
> > https://github.com/joyent/pkgsrc/commit/de6ecbe53c452369475e9058542666bee864c3f2
> > This should have benefits regardless of catman issues, as mdocml is
> > much smaller than groff and is BSD licensed.
> How about change to install nroff from groff as `gnroff' instead,
> same as other GNU packages?
What would be the benefit of that? That would be out of scope for the
changes I've proposed, so I'd rather see that discussed separately if
there is a reason for doing so.
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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