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Re: GSoC Project: Replacement for Apropos
I ran "mandoc /usr/share/man/cat1/whois.0" , but its output was a bit
weird. Here is the screenshot:
I did not install mdocml from source, as currently I just want to
write some code to make a prototype and see what can be done.
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Adam Hamsik <haaaad%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Mar,Thursday 24 2011, at 8:58 AM, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
>> 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.
> Mdoc parser is called mdocml and you can find it in src/external/bsd/,
> it contains library used for parsing mdoc files.
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:15 PM, Marc Balmer <mbalmer%netbsd.org@localhost>
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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