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Re: crossbuild support: help2man considered harmful

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007 17:08:43 +0000
Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 13:04:48 +0000
> Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> > This thread will discuss the type of changes that are needed, which
> > packages are affected and how these bugs will be identified.
> I've come across one issue: help2man
> If packages (like coreutils) use 'help2man' during the build, help2man
> tries to execute the compiled binary to get the error output to make
> into the manpage. Needless to say executing the compiled binary in a
> cross-build causes a build failure.

This is actually quite an old bug and help2man is embedded within the
coreutils package.


Didn't notice that at first.


Neil Williams

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