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From: Mark Wielaard <>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTED] automake: Add std-options to check --version and --help work as intended.
Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 22:05:03 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Wed, 2021-05-05 at 21:32 +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Now that we rely on --version and --help to generate documentation make
> sure that make distcheck checks those standard options work correctly.
> Also adjust[.1] rules slightly to make sure they the
> scripts are also checked (bin_SCRIPTS are, but dist_bin_SCRIPTS aren't).
> 	* (AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE): Add std-options.
> 	* (dist_bin_SCRIPTS): Change into...
> 	(bin_SCRIPTS): ... this, using top_srcdir.
> 	(TOP_CONFIGURE_AC): New variable, with comment explaining when
> 	.1 man pages are (re)generated.
> 	(debugedit.1): Use TOP_CONFIGURE_AC as dependency.
> 	(sepdebugcrcfix.1): Likewise.
> 	( Likewise and depend on top_srcdir script.

Unfortunately this didn't work everywhere, newer automake don't add
scripts/ to the dist. So I had to push a fixup:

commit e3ac91ca17e0196081bd350db3c8080cb531d3f2 (HEAD -> main)
Author: Mark Wielaard <>
Date:   Wed May 5 22:00:08 2021 +0200 Add scripts/ to EXTRA_DIST
    Signed-off-by: Mark Wielaard <>

diff --git a/ b/
index 5bf003b..ef972e8 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -67,4 +67,4 @@ noinst_HEADERS= tools/ansidecl.h \
                tools/md5.h \

This wasn't helped by some of the buildbot workers not yet having
help2man installed (most have now, just the s390x, and ppc64/ppc64le
setups don't have it yet).



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