[Bug 4358] New: Building from SVN requires gtk-doc-tools

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[Bug 4358] New: Building from SVN requires gtk-doc-tools

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           Summary: Building from SVN requires gtk-doc-tools
           Product: Xfce
           Version: 4.5.x (SVN trunk)
          Platform: PC (x86)
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Medium
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: [hidden email]
        ReportedBy: [hidden email]


When building Xfce with sources checked out from the SVN repository, you need
to have gtk-doc-tools installed even if you do not want to generate/install any
library docs. This is because of the GTK_DOC_CHECK() macro in many
configure.in's.

I wonder if this macro in xfce4-dev-tools couldn't be optimised to gracefully
fail if there are no gtk-doc-utils but without stopping the configure script.
So that it detects that there are no gtk-doc-tools available and so, any API
docs can't be generated.

I know that compiling the SVN version isn't intended for end-users and
additional dependencies are necessary. Anyway, IMO gtk-doc-tools are really not
necessary and what is a much bigger problem is that e.g. on Debian, probably on
Ubuntu too, gtk-doc-tools depends on many other packages[1] and especially on
'gnome-common' which is a no-go for me. I want an Xfce desktop to not use Gnome
:).
And I had to download about 9 or 10 megabytes of new packages to fulfil the
gtk-doc-tools dependencies, that isn't much fun with an expense and slow
dial-up connection :(.


[1] http://packages.debian.org/etch/gtk-doc-tools

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--- Comment #1 from Brian J. Tarricone <[hidden email]>  2008-09-06 19:43:04 UTC ---
Patches welcome.  I don't see this getting 'fixed', though.  AFAIK, there's no
way to do what you want without including gtk-doc-supplied macros in our source
tree, which we don't want to do.

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--- Comment #2 from Skunnyk <[hidden email]> ---
I don't think this is a problem anymore.

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