[Build-common-hackers] Bug#649151: cdbs: documentation missing
dr at jones.dk
Sat May 26 16:43:43 UTC 2012
On 12-05-26 at 06:11am, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > That underlying issue apart, contributions to documentation is much
> > appreciated - both aimed at newcomers and existing users, and both
> > editing old pieces and writing new stuff from scratch.
> what is so bad about cyclic build-dependencies to justify getting rid
> of all documentation and possibly not restoring it before the wheezy
> release? cdbs is architecture: all, and as Loïc hinted in bug#614536,
> there is even a proposal that would break the cycle when bootstrapping
> the first arch from source if all binaries get wiped out.
When we stopped generating documentation for CDBS binary package, the
issue of cyclic build-dependency was the direct trigger, but the more
important issue was (and still is) the documentation in source being
Also, since documentation of CDBS is not technically tied to CDBS, I
find it more elegant to completely avoid cyclic build-dependencies.
If someone comes up with a way to maintain documentation inline in the
CDBS snippets and extracted at build time, that would be awesome, and I
would most likely favor the benefits of that over the elegancy of
avoiding cyclic build-dependencies.
Hope that helps,
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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