[systemd-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Using XML entities for paths in manpages

Daniel Mack daniel at zonque.org
Fri May 29 17:03:47 PDT 2015

On 05/29/2015 07:37 PM, Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> I haven't tested it, but I do have a few comments.
> First, why not use "rootlibdir" instead of "rootprefixlibdir"?

Because $(rootlibdir) resolves to /usr/lib64 on my system.


> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 2:05 AM, Daniel Mack <daniel at zonque.org> wrote:
>> I had to introduce a new entity in custom-entites.ent, because with
>> "--with-rootprefix=/", "&rootprefix;/lib" resolves to "//lib", and with
>> the default behaviour of configure, "&rootprefix;lib" becomes "/usrlib".
> Debian is already using --with-rootprefix= (an empty string) exactly
> for that reason.
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-systemd/systemd.git/tree/debian/rules#n16

Interesting, thanks for the pointer.

> If rootprefix=/, there would be also problems with rootbindir=//bin
> and other such definitions getting double slashes.
> Having said that, I do agree that it would be nice to handle
> --with-rootprefix=/ correctly without creating double slashes, but I
> think it would be preferrable to handle that in general and not for
> the specific case of /lib.

Yes, the subst logic I added replaces _all_ leading double slashes, and
hence avoids touching URLs with "http://".

> Perhaps just remove any trailing slashes from rootprefix in
> configure.ac instead before generating the Makefile? That would also
> handle cases like --with-rootprefix=/usr/ to still generate /usr/bin
> and /usr/lib correctly.

Yes, that's actually better, you're right. I'll post a patch for this.


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