[RFC PATCH] Makefile: work around parallel make issues in docs

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Jun 16 19:52:14 CEST 2018


John Keeping wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 12:32:06PM -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
>> We might also want to drop 'doc-pdf' from the default 'doc'
>> target.  The alternative is driving the asciidoc pipeline
>> for the pdf generation too.  That looks a little more
>> involved than doing it for html, but perhaps it's not as bad
>> as I think.
> I think we can definitely drop doc-pdf from the default output.
> I'm half tempted to say we should just delete the PDF output completely
> and see if anyone complains, unless you know of anyone using this?

We don't generate the pdf docs for the Fedora/EPEL cgit
builds and no one has yet filed a bug asking for it.  Poking
around, none of Arch, Debian, Gentoo, and Ubuntu build the
pdf docs (in fact, they don't include the html target

Maybe that's a good sign that the pdf target wouldn't be
missed by many people.

> Otherwise, the dependency on $(DOC_MAN5) seems reasonable
> to me, probably accompanied with a comment explaining the
> clash in a2x's intermediate files.

Cool.  I'll wait a bit and see if anyone chimes in with
support for keeping the pdf target.  If not, dropping it is
the easier option.


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about.  Now there goes the neighborhood.

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