Re: [PATCH] docbook: Added support for generating man files

From: Michael Still (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 17:36:27 EST

On 18 Jul 2003, Alan Cox wrote:


thanks to Sam, Andries and yourself for showing an interest in the patch.

> On Gwe, 2003-07-18 at 22:23, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > Hi Linus - please apply. Only docbook relevant changes [with patch this time].
> >
> > Originally by Michael Still <>
> >
> > This patch adds two new targets to the docbook makefile -- mandocs, and
> IS there any chance it could incorporate the GPL by a slightly smaller
> reference or even a link for the HTML one, it looks great except that
> 90% of the manual page is a GPL each time 8)

Well, the only part which comes from this patch is:

If you have comments on the formatting of this manpage, then please contact
Michael Still (mikal\

This documentation was generated with kernel version $ARGV[2].

I can shorten this if people would like.

The GPL bit people have commented on is actually extracted from the front
matter of the SGML file being converted inside
<legalnotice></legalnotice>. Therefore, if the SGML kerneldoc output we
already have includes the GPL, then so does the man page. I have not
imposed new license conditions on the documentation.

If people are comfortable with dropping the legal notice, or perhaps
inserting a line saying "refer to file X for the license on this
documentation", then I'll do that and send a new patch.



Michael Still ( | Stage 1: Steal underpants | Stage 2: ???? UTC + 10 | Stage 3: Profit

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