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#10823 closed enhancement

environment variable SAGE_SPKG_INSTALL_DOCS to build and install spkg docs — at Initial Version

Reported by: jason Owned by: tbd
Priority: major Milestone: sage-4.7
Component: packages: standard Keywords:
Cc: drkirkby, kcrisman Merged in:
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There are lots of times when it would be convenient to have the documentation of various spkgs installed in a local or system Sage installation. For example, it seems that I'm always wishing that I had that at an airport or on an airplane. At one point a long time ago, we had an extradocs spkg, but it was never maintained. So here is a proposal:

When building an spkg, if the SAGE_SPKG_INSTALL_DOCS environment variable is yes, then the docs are built (if available in the spkg) and are installed in $SAGE_ROOT/local/share/doc/<SPKG NAME>/

For example, numpy includes the docs with the sources. I'd like to insert the following at the bottom of the numpy spkg-install:

if [ "x$SAGE_SPKG_INSTALL_DOCS" = xyes ] ; then
    cd doc
    make html
    if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
    echo "Error building numpy."
    exit 1
    mkdir -p $SAGE_ROOT/local/share/doc/numpy
    cp -r build/html $SAGE_ROOT/local/share/doc/numpy

This builds the numpy docs and makes a directory $SAGE_ROOT/local/share/doc/numpy/html/ that contains the standalone html documentation for numpy.

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