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Re: [bug #41125] -make documentation is un-installable

From: Markus Hitter
Subject: Re: [bug #41125] -make documentation is un-installable
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:52:31 +0100
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For those on the -dev mailing list, we're talking about this bug:

Am 07.01.2014 15:17, schrieb Richard Frith-Macdonald:

> I might guess that the issue you mean [...]

Instead of guessing I'd prefer you'd try with the shell snippets I
provided. They clearly expose unintended results in at least 3 cases.

> Perhaps I might guess that you mean, as Sebastian suggested, that you
> want documentation to be built and installed along with gnustep-make
> ... if so, that's not a (reasonable IMO) change request ... but since
> what you are asking for is a change to overall policy rather than a
> specific package, probably the mailing list makes more sense.

Weird policy which prohibits to install documentation on its own. This
prohibits not only packaging, but also cross-compilation, because in
both cases is install root != system root.

That said, what you committed earlier today into README.packaging
doesn't work. It isn't sufficient to package gnustep-make, it also has
to be installed. Setting aside debian-type packaging doesn't build by
binary package, but by source package, which makes it impossible to
install a package not yet built, Documentation/GNUmakefile line 37ff
attempts to go such a route without packaging, but it's buggy and/or
incomplete. But I mentioned the latter already.

I have another ~15 bugs similar to this one stacked.


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