[Reproducible-builds] [PATCH] DocBook: Fix non-determinstic installation of duplicate man pages

Jonathan Corbet corbet at lwn.net
Fri Aug 14 17:19:09 UTC 2015

On Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:36:52 +0100
Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> Some kernel-doc sections are included in multiple DocBook files.  This
> means the mandocs target will generate the same manual page multiple
> times with different metadata (author name/address and manual title,
> taken from the including DocBook file).  If it's invoked in a parallel
> build, the output is non-determinstic.
> Build the manual pages in a separate subdirectory per DocBook file,
> then sort and de-duplicate when installing them (which is serialised).

I like this approach a lot better.  Applied to the docs tree (after
fixing a simple conflict), thanks.


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