[arch-projects] rc.conf documentation
dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Dec 25 16:21:42 EST 2011
On Sun, 25 Dec 2011 18:07:21 +0100
Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Dec 2011 16:55:23 +0100
> Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> > Hi Dieter,
> > On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Dieter Plaetinck
> > <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > > Also I notice there is no manpage for rc.conf.
> > > How can we improve this situation? Maybe by maintaining a man
> > > page for rc.conf which is as extensive as what currently in the
> > > official install guide? then, in the official installation guide,
> > > I can just refer to the rc.conf manpage, meaning the
> > > documentation is always in sync, at the same time it would also
> > > allow to make the documentation in rc.conf a bit more minimal.
> > Thanks for caring about this.
> > I think a manpage would make the most sense. I try to update the
> > wiki when i remember, but I definitely have forgotten in the past. A
> > manpage would be much simpler to keep up to date (as we'd change the
> > documentation when we commit the change to the code, rather than
> > when the code is released).
> > If anyone would like to work on this I'd be very happy. Otherwise,
> > I'd put it on my TODO list...
> > Cheers,
> > Tom
> Well, I can help. I'm working on a new archiso release and for that
> I need up to date rc.conf docs (well, need is a big word. let's say
> it helps me making our users a bit happier) if somebody has a basic
> manpage template I can help fill in blanks / make corrections etc.
> most of the content is already available at
> and http://projects.archlinux.org/initscripts.git/tree/rc.conf but I
> just need a starting point.
> I tried using rc.d.8.txt as starting point but I fail:
> 18:05:22 dieter at Gi tmp master ? curl
> http://projects.archlinux.org/initscripts.git/tree/rc.d.8.txt >
> rc.d.8.txt % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time
> Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
> 100 11607 0 11607 0 0 39969 0 --:--:-- --:--:--
> --:--:-- 69921 18:05:29 dieter at Gi tmp master ? a2x -d manpage -f
> manpage rc.d.8.txt a2x: ERROR: /usr/bin/asciidoc.py --backend docbook
> -a a2x-format=manpage --doctype manpage
> --out-file /home/dieter/tmp/rc.d.8.xml /home/dieter/tmp/rc.d.8.txt
> returned non-zero exit status 1 18:05:45 dieter at Gi tmp master ?
> pacman -Qo
> 1 ↵ /usr/bin/a2x is owned by asciidoc 8.6.6-2
this was PEBKAC.
i downloaded the html page instead of plain source of the manpage.
i seem to be able to compile manpages now.
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