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Re: Building Grub2 manual?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Building Grub2 manual?
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 01:48:56 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:25:31PM -0500, BandiPat wrote:
> Quick question guys!  I notice there is a grub.texi file that is suppose  
> to be built as a during the build, which gives you the new  
> manual?
> I'm not getting that with my build.  Now maybe I don't have a program  
> installed it needs to make that conversion, but I do not get any  
> complaints from the build about something missing.

You need the 'makeinfo' program installed.  It's optional, so the build
won't fail if it's missing.

> Normally there is a manual file in different form which creates  
> something you can read using the "man grub" command, but it appears you  
> guys went another way?

info and man are different styles of documentation.  Manual pages tend
to have a quick-reference flavour, whereas info pages are a bit closer
to short books describing the program.

If you have the 'help2man' program installed, then you'll also get
manual pages, albeit only ones generated automatically from the --help
output so they aren't really as good as proper hand-written manual

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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