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Re: GSoC Project: Replacement for Apropos

Hi again,

I am all set with NetBSD ready for work.

Now, I was thinking that I will be needing some way to parse the man
pages, and as mentioned on the project description page that mandoc
utility can be used for doing that.

I don't seem to have mandoc available on my system. I checked out the
man documents in /usr/share/man/ , they are in mdoc syntax (I guess) ,
so I think they have to be parsed and then stored in the database.

How do I install mandoc ? Also , is there a way to query which
packages are available for installing ?

I mean I naively tried "pkg_add -v mandoc"  and it failed :). If I
could query the available packages database I could know, which
package contains mandoc.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:15 PM, Marc Balmer <> 
>> Thanks for the pointers regarding the build tools used and the coding
>> guidelines.  I will be using C for creating this utility, so that's no
>> concern.
>> I have installed NetBSD on my hard disk as well as on QEMU with Linux
>> as the host OS. I am currently trying to play and configure the
>> development environment inside qemu, so that I can repeat the same on
>> the actual installation of netbsd and switch to it permanently, as for
>> some strange reasons I am not able to make my system dual boot.
>> I installed gnome ,  I ran gdm on the terminal, it started gnome, but
>> after logging in it gave an error, and went back to the terminal.
>> Rather than troubling you with the problem, I want to know how do you
>> guys do development usually ? What desktop environment you use and are
>> there any documentation for this ?
> I am using a Mac Book Pro Laptop, running Mac OS X.  I run different
> NetBSDs inside VMware Fusion and use BBEdit to edit files over sftp
> directly in the virtualized NetBSD machine.  I usually have several ssh
> connections to the virtual machine open, to start compiler and such, but
> the editing is done on Mac OS X using BBEdit.

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