No intended functional change; only what make prints should be different.

commit bb43afb0d70311dc9fd7633133c3c4fec32511e6
Author: Eric Siegerman <>
Date:   Tue Oct 31 02:33:13 2017 -0400

    Refactor "make docs" to eliminate confusing output

    The the many lines of arguments to the ikiwiki command would
    always be printed -- even if ikiwiki was unavailable.  Now
    you'll only see them if they're accomplishing something.

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index aceb65cae..121b19a99 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -88,16 +88,21 @@ tags:
 # If ikiwiki is available, build static html docs suitable for being
 # shipped in the software package.
 ifeq ($(shell which ikiwiki),)
-IKIWIKI=echo "** ikiwiki not found, skipping building docs" >&2; true
+BUILD_DOCS = _build_docs

 mans: Build/MakeMans

-docs: mans
-   LC_ALL=C TZ=UTC $(IKIWIKI) doc html -v --wikiname git-annex \
+docs: mans $(BUILD_DOCS)
+   @echo "** ikiwiki not found, skipping building docs" >&2
+   LC_ALL=C TZ=UTC ikiwiki doc html -v --wikiname git-annex \
        --plugin=goodstuff \
        --no-usedirs --disable-plugin=openid --plugin=sidebar \
        --plugin theme --set theme=actiontabs --set deterministic=1 \

done --Joey