libXcomposite DocBook/man page draft for review
eich at suse.de
Sat Apr 28 03:43:22 PDT 2007
Daniel Stone writes:
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 12:06:17AM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > Since then I got one bit on IRC:
> > PauloZanoni: I was trying to compile libXcomposite, and it was giving me
> > an error (no rule to process Xcomposite). it took me a while
> > to find out that I didn't have the "xmlto" command. I saw that
> > ./configure identified that I didn't have the package, but it
> > didn't give me any error or warning message. maybe adding a
> > message or an error when xmlto is not found would be good?
> > This should only affect those building from git, since the tarballs will
> > include the prebuilt man page, but for those people, I'll add in a warning
> > in configure.ac.
> Why not either an error, or not building the docs at all?
I would opt for the second while still dumping a warning.
It's kind of nasty to be stalled in building binaries only
because some tool to generate the docs isn't available.
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