Subject: Re: xmlto
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 05/01/2004 22:18:12
In article <>,
James K. Lowden <> wrote:
>Is there any move afoot to move from mdoc to DocBook for man pages?  If
>so, what tools are NetBSD folks using?  
>I think it's generally accepted nowadays -- surely, if one listens to ESR
>-- that man pages should be authored in (xml) DocBook.  I have cause to
>write a few man pages, and learning mdoc would be a fine step to skip, if
>you ask me.  I know SGML DocBook and use Jade to generate (normally) HTML.
> Jade won't output anything understood by man(1), though, afaik.  
>So I looked to xmlto.  Not packaged.  Requires GNU getopt(1) because
>NetBSD's doesn't accept long options.  GNU getopt, well, let's just say it
>doesn't build cleanly; I think it's happy only on Linux.  Not an
>insurmountable problem, but at that point I decided to come here for

NetBSD has a gnu compliant getopt_long(3).