[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Man pages and their source format

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 22:35:44 BST 2009

2009/4/11 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>>> I may attempt that; I've also thought of just converting them all by
>>> hand into *.1 files, and so avoiding the need for all the pod2man stuff
>>> completely.  It would be nice to shrink debian/rules back down :)
>> It would be nice to shrink debian/rules but *.pod is the source.
>> The converted *.1 would be hard to edit cause they are obscure
>> (equiv. to binary).
> Not if you "convert" by re-rwiting them hand; *roff source is not any
> more opaque than LaTeX or POD, really.  All are code based markup languages.
> I've started a public branch for this process, and written two man pages
> addld.1 and imp2gbs.1 from scratch, including more detailed info than
> the earlier .pod ones did.  I intend to do this for all of the .pod man
> pages over time.  The bzr branch is at
> lp:~pkgcrosswire/libsword/nroff-manpages
> Jonathan

Ok I get thanks. I'll try to look in too and maybe learn ngroff and commit.

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With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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