Re: test/ fails after ./configure --without-docs

Subject: Re: test/ fails after ./configure --without-docs

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:49:50 -0300

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Notmuch Mail


From: David Bremner

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> writes:

> On a system where man and notmuch are both already installed, i tried to
> ./configure --without-docs to avoid the delays during development
> associated with
> The configuration succeeds, but now these tests fail:
> 0 dkg@alice:~/src/notmuch/notmuch$ make check V=1
> Missing sphinx or makeinfo, not building info pages
> INFO: using 2 minute timeout for tests
> T010-help-test: Testing online help
>  PASS   notmuch --help
>  PASS   notmuch help
>  PASS   notmuch --version
>  FAIL   notmuch --help tag (man pages not available)
> 	test_must_fail notmuch --help tag >/dev/null
>  FAIL   notmuch help tag (man pages not available)
> 	test_must_fail notmuch help tag >/dev/null

Are you sure you ran "make clean" after reconfiguring? I had the same
result as you because doc/_build/man was lying around from a previous

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