[PATCH macros 1/2] doc: Specify minimum asciidoc version to XORG_CHECK_ASCIIDOC

Fernando Carrijo fcarrijo at yahoo.com.br
Thu Mar 4 14:41:54 PST 2010

Gaetan Nadon <memsize at videotron.ca> wrote:
> I have a theory. Removing the .man files should clear the problem. This
> can be done by running make maintainer-clean as well.
> The 2 step process. Convert .txt to .man using asciidoc and convert .man
> to .3 using sed. If asciidoc is disabled but if you have .man, then sed
> is invoked to create .3 files. In this case, the .man files are probably
> present but broken due to earlier run with asciidoc at the wrong level.
> They are are not removed by "clean", only by maintainer-clean. We have
> not tested with broken .man files.


I removed the .man files by executing 'make maintainer-clean' and
rebuilt libXi with 'build.sh', and this time the compilation went
fine. If you are curious about the generated output:


The doubt that remains is if the semantics of 'make distclean' as
mandated by automake and chosen by libXi is the most adequate for
maintainers - which is clearly not my case - and end-users, like
me. I read something concerning this discussion in automake's
manual that may be useful, if you don't know by heart:


So, this is it! And for what it's worth:

  Tested-by: Fernando Carrijo <fcarrijo at yahoo.com.br>

Thank you guys!

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