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Re: manual in sgml

On 09/03/15 21:00, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> Hello Riley, thanks for your prompt reply.
> Meanwhile I realized that it is a linuxdoc document:
> what I need can be found in the following page:
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/sgml-howto/x277.html

which contains obsolete material: a better start may be here:


> On 09/03/15 20:49, Riley Baird wrote:
>>> the manual of my package is written in SGML language.
>>> I guess that it may be translate into a more readable format:
>>> What is the best Debian way to convert it in HTML and/or PDF (via LaTeX) ?
>> I recently had to deal with this problem myself, when packaging the
>> documentation for granule. If there are Makefiles distributed with the
>> SGML, it might be easier, but otherwise, you can just use the relevant
>> commands.
>> Firstly, you should install the docbook-utils package. Then, for html,
>> you can use the command "db2html -i online path/to/file.sgml"
>> As for PDF and PS formats, I'm not sure. You might be able to use other
>> tools in the docbook-utils package, though.
> Best wishes,
> Jerome


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