RFC vgrind in base (and buildworld)
gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 22 09:58:30 UTC 2011
On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 23:20:09 +0100
Ulrich Spörlein <uqs at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 20.01.2011 at 21:17:40 +0100, Ulrich Spörlein wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Currently our buildworld relies on groff(1) and vgrind(1) being present
> > in the host system. I have a patch ready that at least makes sure these
> > are built during bootstrap-tools and completes the WITHOUT_GROFF flag.
> > vgrind(1) is only used for two papers under share/doc and we could
> > easily expand the results and commit them to svn directly, alleviating
> > the need to run vgrind(1) during buildworld.
> > OTOH, there are much more useful tools to vgrind(1) for source code
> > formatting. So do we still have vgrind(1) users out there?
> > Regards,
> > Uli
> [trying to get this thread back on track]
> Does anyone actually care about vgrind in base? Will people be angry if
> I unroll the 2 cases where it is used under share/doc?
I personally have never used vgrind, but since it's available as part of
/usr/ports/textproc/heirloom-doctools IMO it would be safe to remove it
from base, maybe with a note in UPDATING.
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