Why does manpage generation take so long?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Tue Jun 1 04:23:19 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 11:04 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> 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.
Agreed; this isn't any different from what the old buildsystem has been
doing for the last few years though.


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