[PATCH 0/5] Generate cygwin-api manpages

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 18 20:05:00 GMT 2015

On Jun 18 11:46, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 17/06/2015 17:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 17 16:59, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> >>On 17/06/2015 14:49, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>>On Jun 17 13:37, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> >>>>This patch set changes the DocBook source XML for the Cygwin API reference to
> >>>>use refentry elements, and also generates man pages from that.
> >>>>
> >>>>Again, note that after this, the chunked html now has a page for each function,
> >>>>rather than one containing all functions.
> >>>
> >>>Patchset approved, basically, except...
> >>>
> >>>The next cygwin.cygport file will explicitly exclude the man pages
> >>>section 1.  But it won't exclude section 3, and I'm rather not hot
> >>>on excluding each newly generated API file explicitly.
> >>
> >>Yes, I hadn't noticed that regex.3 manpage, which makes things a bit of a
> >>pain.
> >>
> >>But maybe you write in cygwin_devel_CONTENTS something like
> >>"--exclude=usr/share/man/ usr/share/man/man3/regex.3.gz
> >>usr/share/man/man7/regex.7.gz" ?
> >
> >exclude?  This would require to move both files to cygwin-doc
> >as you outlined below.  It would essentially remove all man pages
> >from the cygwin core packages and then we exclude usr/share/man,
> >as you outlined below as well.
> Hmm?  I thought perhaps this would exclude everything under usr/share/man,
> then include regex.3 and regex.7

I just tried it and it works.  So that's an option for the time being,
I guess.  Btw., I added a tweak to Makefile.in to skip *.3 and *.7 files
in the release dir :)

> >>I think this just needs 'make info' adding to the .cygport, as newlib
> >>doesn't build this on 'make all'
> >
> >   libc.info and libm.info are built by default, but they are not
> >   installed with `make install'
> That seems a little odd.

Indeed, but that could be done manually in the cygport file if required.
I'm not that close to the newlib build system...

> >>If the suggestion above doesn't work, I guess possible approaches to
> >>coordination are:
> >>
> >>* Move regex.[37] from cygwin-devel to cygwin-doc, and exclude
> >>/usr/share/man
> >
> >... this sounds good to me.
> Let's do things that way, then.

Or the above, whatever is easier for the start.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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