Re: [PATCH 0/5] Make PDF builds work again

From: Daniel Vetter
Date: Mon Jul 03 2017 - 04:25:49 EST

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 05:46:25PM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> I've just spent rather more time than I would like figuring out why the PDF
> builds fail and what was needed to fix it. The result is the following
> patch series. It's a combination of little mistakes and fragility in the
> whole PDF build tool chain.
> Mauro, Daniel: Do you want the last two? Or otherwise give me acks? I'd
> like to send the set Linusward forthwith so that 4.12 can come out with
> a working PDF build.

Only now stumbled over the full thread, but the drm patch is already
queued up for at least 4.13 (Dave was out and all that). I guess we could
try to cherry-pick through stable.

Personally I don't care at all for PDF builds, the only thing we do in our
autobuilder is html, same for me locally when building docs. That tends to
keep working :-)

Also, 0-day only tests the htmlbuild. Maybe you want to ping Fu and ask
him to add the pdfdocs to his build targets?

> In general, I'm dismayed by the fragility of the whole thing. I'm also a
> little concerned that nobody except Jim complained about the problem.
> Perhaps nobody really cares about PDF output anymore? In the absence of a
> concerted effort on somebody's part, I predict that PDF building will be
> broken much of the time. I have to wonder if it's worth it...
> Jonathan Corbet (5):
> Docs: Include the Latex "ifthen" package
> Docs: Remove redundant geometry package inclusion
> Docs: fix table problems in ras.rst
> Docs: Use kernel-figure in vidioc-g-selection.rst
> DRM: Fix an incorrectly formatted table
> Documentation/admin-guide/ras.rst | 10 ++--
> Documentation/ | 3 +-
> .../media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-g-selection.rst | 4 +-
> include/drm/bridge/dw_hdmi.h | 70 +++++++++++-----------
> 4 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)
> --
> 2.13.1

Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation