Why does manpage generation take so long?

Kai Blin kai at samba.org
Tue Jun 1 03:04:47 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 09:03 +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 13:10 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > Now that we generate and install the manpages in the waf build, it seems
> > to take a very long time.
> > 
> > Any idea why it must make outbound HTTP connections?
> The stylesheets have to be fetched from the web.

We really need a way to build off-line even if the stylesheets aren't
installed. I guess some sort of --without-manpages option or the like
would be nice.


Kai Blin
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