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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: man page output
Date Mon, 24 Mar 2003 15:21:25 GMT
On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 04:04:14PM +0100, André Malo wrote:
> * Joe Orton wrote:
> > It's actually pretty easy to get man pages out of the <manualpage> XML
> > if you go via DocBook.  Recent versions of the docbook-xsl stylesheets
> > include the db2man XSL mentioned in STATUS for converting a DocBook
> > <refentry> into a man page. I've attached the XSL I used to go from
> > <manualpage> to <refentry>, and the httpd.1 produced from httpd.xml
> > using this technique.
> > 
> > Would requiring a docbook-xsl installation be too great a requirement
> > for building the man pages?  Embedding a copy of db2man shouldn't be too
> > hard otherwise.
> dunno. In fact, I'm currently working on our own.
> What license is the docbook stuff and your xsl?
> If it's usable, we should have a look at it, of course.

I can donate my few meagre lines of XSL to the ASF. I've mailed the
db2man author asking about the license.



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