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Re: HTML version of man pages?

On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 05:36:19PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> > After upgrading to XFree86 4.0.1 I noticed that imake tries to create
> > and install HTML versions of all man pages now.
> Yes, I've ran into this too.
> > IMHO the HTML version of a groff man page can be created on the fly,
> > if some user prefers this, so it doesn't make much sense to create
> > them at build time and ship them with every package.
> I agree, and so did other developers on irc when I ran into this a few
> days ago. I hacked my package to not install the html file. Several
> tools exist in debian to html format man pages on the fly, even some cgi
> scripts that are integrated with debwww and so on.
> > So I suggest
> > changing the xlibs-dev package to add 
> > 
> > #define BuildHtmlManPages NO
> > 
> > to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/site.def.
> Sounds good to me.

Fixed in xfree86 4.0.1-3, dinstalled on Friday.

G. Branden Robinson             |    Software engineering: that part of
Debian GNU/Linux                |    computer science which is too difficult
branden@debian.org              |    for the computer scientist.
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