If /textproc/man2html is installed, the build of devel/dbus fails.
Several people on the forums and questions@ mailinglist have reported this.
The root cause of this failure is that the dbus Makefiles expect a version of man2html which will take a filename as input. But textproc/man2html only accepts input on stdin. It ignores any filenames specified on its commandline. So the build appears to hang when the following Makefile lines are executed:
$(AM_V_GEN)( $(MAN2HTML) $< > $@.tmp && mv $@.tmp $@ )
Actually, it isn't hung. man2html is simply waiting for input on stdin.
If man2html is not installed, the devel/dbus succeeds. I notice that the html'ized manpages are not listed in the pkg-plist for dbus, nor are they mentioned in the port's Makefile. Is it expected that they will never be installed, even though the upstream author's Makefile will build them if man2html is found?
Fix: Redirect stdin to the prerequisite file
Patch attached with submission follows:
How-To-Repeat: Install textproc/man2html
Try to build devel/dbus
Over to maintainer (via the GNATS Auto Assign Tool)
I have add a patch to disable check on man2html completely. Thanks for
mezz 2010-12-31 18:25:01 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
Disable the man2html stuff completely.
Reported by: Charlie Kester <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Revision Changes Path
1.83 +3 -2 ports/devel/dbus/Makefile
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