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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: nroff man pages going away
Date Sat, 09 Nov 2002 22:55:05 GMT


On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Tsuyoshi SASAMOTO wrote:

> >So the choices are:
> >  :
> >3. Convert to xml, and find a way to generate nroff from the xml so that
> >we can continue to distribute man pages.
>
> As a hint...
>
> Solaris has SGML man docs. "/usr/lib/sgml/sgml2roff" can be
> used to convert SGML docs to roff ones.

There are also docbook to nroff converters.  I'm not saying it isn't
possible, I'm just saying it won't be easy.  Our doc format is neither
docbook, nor SGML, and even if it was, getting these types of converters
to work is often a nightmare.

Joshua.


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