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Subject[PATCH 0/5] Add a script to check for Sphinx install requirements
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Sphinx installation is not trivial, as not all versions are supported,
and it requires a lot of stuff for math, images and PDF/LaTeX output
to work.

So, add a script that checks if everything is fine, providing
distro-specific hints about what's needed for it to work.

I posted already RFC patches for the first patch in this series along
this weekend at linux-doc ML. The current version of the script
will provide hints for some popular distributions. I tested myself
on a couple of release-based and rolling popular distributions:

- Fedora 25 and 26;
- Ubuntu 17.04;
- OpenSuse Tumbleweed;
- Arch Linux;
- Gentoo.

I tested compilation with both htmldocs and pdfdocs targets[1].
Yet, tests (and fix patches) are welcomed :-)

[1] There's an unrelated bug with the Kernel's sphinx extension
kimage: when parsing GraphViz graphs, it uses "-Tpdf" argument,
in order to generate a PDF image. That doesn't work on some
distros, as GraphViz doesn't support PDF images.

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (5):
scripts/sphinx-pre-install: add a script to check Sphinx install
sphinx-pre-install: detect an existing virtualenv
sphinx-pre-install: use a requirements file
sphinx.rst: document scripts/sphinx-pre-install script
doc: Makefile: if sphinx is not found, run a check script

Documentation/Makefile | 2 +
Documentation/doc-guide/sphinx.rst | 48 +++-
scripts/sphinx-pre-install | 524 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
3 files changed, 570 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
create mode 100755 scripts/sphinx-pre-install

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