2009/12/20 Andrew Lee <ajqlee@debian.org>
Hi Andrea,

You rised up a very good question that I'd like to ask long time ago. I
wish to hear the answer too from the developer who made this.

"configure --enable-man" should only be used when building from SVN.

When preparing the dist tarball use: 

"./configure --enable-man && make dist"

docutils are required when building the dist tarballs for generating man pages. This step should not be required when building from the dist tarball.

so distributions packagers should never  get this error message.

GNU GLib uses the same setup.