`make distcheck` fails trying to make `rst/gpgme-python-howto.rst`
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From gpgme git master, i did:

./autogen.sh
mkdir -p build
cd build
../configure --enable-maintainer-mode --enable-languages='cpp qt python' --enable-doc --prefix=/usr --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-static
make -j3 distcheck

and it fails fairly early on with this error message:

make[7]: Entering directory '/home/dkg/src/pkg-gnupg/gpgme/build/lang/python/doc'
make  distdir-am
make[8]: Entering directory '/home/dkg/src/pkg-gnupg/gpgme/build/lang/python/doc'
make[8]: *** No rule to make target 'rst/gpgme-python-howto.rst', needed by 'distdir-am'.  Stop.
make[8]: Leaving directory '/home/dkg/src/pkg-gnupg/gpgme/build/lang/python/doc'
make[7]: *** [Makefile:432: distdir] Error 2

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Version
1.13.1+git
werner triaged this task as Normal priority.Aug 30 2019, 12:18 PM
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The Python doc build system we implemented the last year is a complete mess - I had so much trouble the last time I did a release :-(.