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Re: apt man pages

Op vrijdag 14 november 2003 06:37, schreef Jason Gunthorpe:
> I think a patch to correct the docbook SGML documents is probably a good
> idea.
> I don't know of any tool that will normalize the markup without mangling
> the indentation in the document. sgmlnorm (run on a system with the
> mangled DTDTYPE) will remove all tag minimization (and also expand
> entities, etc), but the resulting output is too mangled to be useful.
> Jason

Hello Jason and others,

unfortenately I haven't obtained a reaction on my previous email, hopefully I 
get one this time.  I have finally been able to process 1 of the apt man 
documents successfully.  I must admit though that I went 1 step further than 
just correcting the docbook SGML documents.  I used apt-cdrom.8.sgml in my 
attempt to get the docu processed.  I converted the docu from docbook3 to 
docbook xml 4.  The document I have now can be check and processed easily 
with respectively xmllint and xmlto.

Attached are the updated documents and the resulting man page.

I hope that you can accept the new document format and have them included in 
the release.  I can't check if debian has an xmlto package or support for 
docbook4 as the server are offline.
In case the "patch" will be accepted I will convert the other man documents as 

Richard Bos
Without a home the journey is endless
Title: Bugs
&docdir;examples/configure-index.gz"> /etc/apt.conf"> apt.conf 5 " > apt-get 8 " > apt-config 8 " > apt-cdrom 8 " > apt-cache 8 " > apt_preferences 5 " > sources.list 5 " > reportbug 1 " > dpkg 8 " > dpkg-buildpackage 1 " > gzip 1 " > dpkg-scanpackages 8 " > dpkg-scansources 8 " > dselect 8 " >
Jason Gunthorpe 1998-2001 Jason Gunthorpe 12 March 2001 "> APT bug page. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the &reportbug; command. "> Author APT was written by the APT team apt@packages.debian.org. "> -h --help Show a short usage summary. -v --version Show the program version. -c --config-file Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The program will read the default configuration file and then this configuration file. See &apt-conf; for syntax information. -o --option Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitary configuration option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar. "> All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the descriptions indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean options you can override the config file by using something like -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations. ">
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
  "/usr/share/sgml/db42xml/docbookx.dtd" [

<!ENTITY % aptent SYSTEM "apt.ent">


 <!-- Man page title -->
    <refpurpose>APT CDROM management utility</refpurpose>

 <!-- Arguments -->
      <arg><option>-d=replaceable/cdrom mount point/</option></arg>
      <arg><option>-o=replaceable/config string/</option></arg>

   <command>apt-cdrom</command> is used to add a new CDROM to APTs list of available
   sources. <command>apt-cdrom</command> takes care of determining the structure of
   the disc as well as correcting for several possible mis-burns and 
   verifying the index files.   

   It is necessary to use <command>apt-cdrom</command> to add CDs to the APT system, 
   it cannot be done by hand. Furthermore each disk in a multi-cd set must be
   inserted and scanned separately to account for possible mis-burns.

   Unless the <option>-h</option>, or <option>--help</option> option is given one of the
   commands below must be present.
     <literal>add</literal> is used to add a new disc to the source list. It will unmount the
     CDROM device, prompt for a disk to be inserted and then procceed to 
     scan it and copy the index files. If the disc does not have a proper
     <filename>disk</filename> directory you will be prompted for a descriptive 

     APT uses a CDROM ID to track which disc is currently in the drive and
     maintains a database of these IDs in 
     A debugging tool to report the identity of the current disc as well
     as the stored file name

     Mount point; specify the location to mount the cdrom. This mount 
     point must be listed in <filename>/etc/fstab</filename> and properly configured.
     Configuration Item: <literal>Acquire::cdrom::mount</literal>.
     Rename a disc; change the label of a disk or override the disks 
     given label. This option will cause <command>apt-cdrom</command> to prompt for 
     a new label.
     Configuration Item: <literal>APT::CDROM::Rename</literal>.
     No mounting; prevent <command>apt-cdrom</command> from mounting and unmounting
     the mount point.
     Configuration Item: <literal>APT::CDROM::NoMount</literal>.
     Fast Copy; Assume the package files are valid and do not check
     every package. This option should be used only if
     <command>apt-cdrom</command> has been run on this disc before and did not detect
     any errors.
     Configuration Item: <literal>APT::CDROM::Fast</literal>.

     Thorough Package Scan; This option may be needed with some old 
     Debian 1.1/1.2 discs that have Package files in strange places. It 
     takes much longer to scan the CD but will pick them all up.
     No Changes; Do not change the &sources-list; file and do not 
     write index files. Everything is still checked however.
     Configuration Item: <literal>APT::CDROM::NoAct</literal>.



 <refsect1><title>See Also</title>
   &apt-conf;, &apt-get;, &sources-list;

   <command>apt-cdrom</command> returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.



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