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Old 03-24-2008, 05:38 PM
Neal Becker
 
Default Howto get/build kernel docs from kernel-doc rpm?

Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Neal Becker wrote:
>
>> I want to get the kernel man9 pages.
>>
>> I have kernel-doc-2.6.24 rpm installed.
>>
>> In /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.24/Documentation/DocBook/ is a
>> Makefile, but it doesn't seem to work as-is:
>>
>> make pdfdocs
>> make: *** No rule to make target `/scripts/kernel-doc', needed by
>> `/wanbook.xml'. Stop.
>
> the stuff under the DocBook directory is meant to be built by running
> the appropriate "make" command from the top of the kernel source tree,
> not from the makefile in that directory. so, short answer -- i think
> you need to get the source tree, that doc rpm simply doesn't have
> everything you need to build those man pages.
>
Yeah, well, that sucks for Fedora.

I grabbed kernel-docs noarch from opensuse. Has all the manpages all ready to go.

Please, can we have this for Fedora?

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:45 PM
"Robert P. J. Day"
 
Default Howto get/build kernel docs from kernel-doc rpm?

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Neal Becker wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Neal Becker wrote:
> >
> >> I want to get the kernel man9 pages.
> >>
> >> I have kernel-doc-2.6.24 rpm installed.
> >>
> >> In /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.24/Documentation/DocBook/ is a
> >> Makefile, but it doesn't seem to work as-is:
> >>
> >> make pdfdocs
> >> make: *** No rule to make target `/scripts/kernel-doc', needed by
> >> `/wanbook.xml'. Stop.
> >
> > the stuff under the DocBook directory is meant to be built by running
> > the appropriate "make" command from the top of the kernel source tree,
> > not from the makefile in that directory. so, short answer -- i think
> > you need to get the source tree, that doc rpm simply doesn't have
> > everything you need to build those man pages.
> >
> Yeah, well, that sucks for Fedora.
>
> I grabbed kernel-docs noarch from opensuse. Has all the manpages
> all ready to go.
>
> Please, can we have this for Fedora?

i would imagine it's easy enough to do -- the fedora person simply
needs to run the appropriate make *docs commands before bundling up
the Documentation directory for the kernel-doc package. and i should
know -- i've spent my share of time hacking around down there. :-)

put in a bugzilla on this.

rday
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