[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/3] Some changes and fixes for the documentation build system

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Wed Jul 11 08:20:26 CEST 2012

On 11 Jul 2012, at 04:24, jamal <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> Among other things this covers Carl Eugen Hoyos' ticket #1515 on Trac regarding texi2html.
> The first patch makes the configure script check for pod2man instead of texi2html when choosing if it should disable or enable CONFIG_DOC.
> Since make install only cares about man pages, the availability of texi2html should not decide if the documentation is built or not.

To be honest I rather dislike this automatic doc enabling anyway.
On my systems there is e.g. a texi2hml but it does not actually work because it misses some data files or such.
Thus I have to disable docs to be able to build at all.
But even when it works, I think the docs building just wastes time for most people building themselves (seriously, how many people actually care about reading anything but the man page locally? I at least sometimes even read man pages online instead...)

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