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bug #54461: [PATCH] hdtbl.am: Allow "groff" to use its diagnostic power

Submitter:  Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>
Submitted:  Tue 07 Aug 2018 10:06:57 PM UTC
Category:  Macro - others/general Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Build/Installation Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Sun 04 Nov 2018 06:21:55 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Yes, I object.

If the component is totally unmaintained then we should drop it from the groff distribution.

Keeping it in the distribution implies that we intend to maintain it.

It's a biconditional, in my view.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Project Administrator
Thu 09 Aug 2018 09:45:05 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I think this should be rejected.

Making the build of a totally unmaintained component more verbose is detrimental and distracting.  If somebody wants to pick up maintenance of these macros and also takes care of the resulting noise in the build log, all the better, but not as long as nobody is working on this stuff.

Any objections to closing this ticket as "Invalid"?

Ingo Schwarze <schwarze>
Project Member
Tue 07 Aug 2018 10:06:57 PM UTC, original submission:  

From 54fe68a3c2f70626ffe8e3f9e093d1cebe6d32f9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2018 21:23:24 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] hdtbl.am: Allow "groff" to use its diagnostic power

  Add the options "-b -ww" to the variable "HDTBL_PFLAG" to activate
diagnostics to show the place where errors occur.

Signed-off-by: Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig@rhi.hi.is>
 contrib/hdtbl/hdtbl.am | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/contrib/hdtbl/hdtbl.am b/contrib/hdtbl/hdtbl.am
index 1b80a9a9..90f338cc 100644
--- a/contrib/hdtbl/hdtbl.am
+++ b/contrib/hdtbl/hdtbl.am
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ man7_MANS += contrib/hdtbl/groff_hdtbl.7

 # Groff command used to generate .ps files
 HDTBL_TFLAG = -M$(hdtbl_srcdir) -M$(hdtbl_builddir)
-HDTLB_PFLAG=-t -p -e
+HDTLB_PFLAG=-t -p -e -b -ww

Bjarni Ingi Gislason <bjarniig>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-08-13 schwarze StatusNone Postponed
    2018-08-09 schwarze CategoryNone Macro - others/general
        Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish

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