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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/6] docs: convert manpages to pod

On Mon, Jul 24, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Olaf Hering writes ("[PATCH 0/6] docs: convert manpages to pod"):
> > To remove the buildtime dependency to pandoc/ghc some manpages are
> > converted from markdown to pod format. This will provide more manpages
> > which are referenced in xl(1) and xl.cfg(5).
> Sorry to ask this at this stage, but: did I miss some discussion of
> why this was desirable ?

Likely yes: https://build.opensuse.org/request/show/511948
The point is: if all manpages need to be build then Xen needs to depend
on pandoc, which in turn depends on ghc. Neither of them is seen as a
"core" package, while "Xen" is a core package. Either ghc becomes a core
package, or Xen is moved out of core. In this context "core" means it is
part of a install DVD, if I understand the concept of "rings" correctly.

Do you see any downside of this series? There is currently a mix of pod
and markdown format for the manpages. This change gets it closer to have
them all as pod.


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