Patchwork libxslt: Avoid regenerating manpage during "make install"

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Submitter Phil Blundell
Date April 24, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Message ID <1366803807.14512.26.camel@phil-desktop.brightsign>
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Permalink /patch/48729/
State Accepted
Commit 12074bf5319c1086f86efd00f502c91fed344698
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Phil Blundell - April 24, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
The timestamps in libxslt-1.1.28.tar.gz (specifically) are rather hokey, making
the source files for the documentation appear newer than the generated output:

-rw-rw-r-- 500/500       16307 2012-11-21 07:22 libxslt-1.1.28/doc/xsltproc.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 500/500        7082 2012-09-12 07:24 libxslt-1.1.28/doc/xsltproc2.html
-rw-rw-r-- 500/500        9475 2012-09-04 15:26 libxslt-1.1.28/doc/xsltproc.html
-rw-rw-r-- 500/500        8256 2012-11-21 06:03 libxslt-1.1.28/doc/xsltproc.1

This causes make to decide that xsltproc.1 needs to be regenerated during the
installation process.  However, this requires a native xsltproc binary which
may not be available, leading to errors like:

| make[2]: /usr/bin/xsltproc: Command not found
| make[2]: [xsltproc.1] Error 127 (ignored)

Adding DEPENDS_class-target = "libxslt-native", or installing xsltproc in the
host environment, fixes the above but the documentation still doesn't build:

| I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
| warning: failed to load external entity ""
| error
| xsltParseStylesheetFile : cannot parse
| compilation error: file ./xsltproc.xml line 10 element refentry
| xsltParseStylesheetProcess : document is not a stylesheet

And in any case, requiring libxslt-native would increase build time for no
real benefit.  So, let's just adjust the timestamp on the shipped copy of
xsltproc.1 to make it appear newer than the source files.

Signed-off-by: Phil Blundell <>
 meta/recipes-support/libxslt/ |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/meta/recipes-support/libxslt/ b/meta/recipes-support/libxslt/
index 3f89e78..887f290 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-support/libxslt/
+++ b/meta/recipes-support/libxslt/
@@ -21,6 +22,10 @@  inherit autotools pkgconfig binconfig lib_package
 # We don't DEPEND on binutils for ansidecl.h so ensure we don't use the header
 do_configure_prepend () {
 	sed -i -e 's/ansidecl.h//' ${S}/
+	# The timestamps in the 1.1.28 tarball are messed up causing this file to
+	# appear out of date.  Touch it so that we don't try to regenerate it.
+	touch ${S}/doc/xsltproc.1
 EXTRA_OECONF = "--without-python --without-debug --without-mem-debug --without-crypto"