Subject: Re: RFC: Converting Packages.txt to other formats
To: Julien T. Letessier <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2003 18:16:05
On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 02:17:38PM +0200, Julien T. Letessier wrote:

> >it mentions being converted to DocBook, which might help if an HTML
> >output emerges that's shot through with links.
> I'm definitely against converting Packages.txt to DocBook, or even plain
> HTML, because IMO it should be possible to read it with 'more' (or
> 'less'). There are other valid reasons against DocBook documentation,
> but I think this one is the best.

I guess you haven't seen

I have some as yet uncommitted stuff to put in pkgsrc, which also
builds text-only versions from the DocBook/xml source.

basically, we've had this discussion before, and the work has already
been done... (sorry) ;)