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Re: bin/45980: Manual file indexing no longer supports compressed manual pages
The following reply was made to PR bin/45980; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Matthias Scheler <tron%zhadum.org.uk@localhost>
To: Jukka Ruohonen <jruohonen%iki.fi@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/45980: Manual file indexing no longer supports compressed
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 14:10:03 +0000
On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 01:45:02PM +0000, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> From: Jukka Ruohonen <jruohonen%iki.fi@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Cc: gnats-admin%NetBSD.org@localhost, netbsd-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost,
> Subject: Re: bin/45980: Manual file indexing no longer supports compressed
> manual pages
> Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:41:17 +0200
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:15:05PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > The problem isn't related to compressed manual pages. The new tool
> > e.g. insists on having an ".Nd" section in each manual page.
> > Without that section the file won't get indexed.
> > makewhatis(8) support this kind of manual pages without problems.
> Seems like a very trivial thing to fix, and certainly not something to yearn
> for the old makewhatis(8) (and the associated incapable tools).
I've looked at "makemandb" and I have to disagree unfortunately.
It is basically only designed to parse well structured manual pages.
"makewhatis" had the same problem a long time ago and I fixed it
in the course of two years by seriously enhancing the parser.
Somebody would have to port all that code to "makemandb".
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/
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