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bug #60679: build: provide an option to disable icons when building from hg

Submitter:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted:  Thu 27 May 2021 08:46:32 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Thu 27 May 2021 08:46:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

Building from hg currently requires two utilities, icotool and rsvg-convert. It would be a nice feature to be able to build and run Octave from hg if desktop icons aren't needed.

This means a new configure option, something like '--disable-icons' or '--disable-desktop-integration' to avoid even checking for these utilities and running the build steps. And missing one or both tools should warn and enable the option, same as we do for '--disable-docs'. And this would also disable the ability to run 'make dist', since the icons are part of the source distribution.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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