local copy of handbook

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Dec 30 15:51:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:33:45 +0000, Frank Shute <frank at shute.org.uk> wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:52:57PM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:27:17 +0000, Frank Shute <frank at shute.org.uk> wrote:
>>> You can keep a local copy of the docs & update the sources for the
>>> docs with csup but you have to regenerate them with a make command
>>> after you have csup'd.
>>> The process is described within this page I just put up:
>>> http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/freebsd_uptodate.html
>> Hi Masoom,
>> We have been working on a patch for the Handbook that adds a short
>> description of the same process.
>> The patch has been recently posted to freebsd-doc, by Gabor Pali:
>>   http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-doc/2008-December/015315.html
>> Since you already have written something similar, do you think we can
>> convince you to review the patch?  It would be nice if you could help
>> us improve it or make it easier to read, and use.
> Hi Giorgos,
> I think your post was meant to be addressed to me as I wrote the above
> guide.

Yes.  Sorry about that Frank :)

> I'd be happy to review the patch that Gabor has written & if necessary
> add or subtract from it.
> It will take me a bit of time to get up to speed with the mark-up &
> review/grok the updating docs in the round. ATM, they certainly fall
> short of including anything about updating a local copy of the docs.

I can build a patched Handbook and upload it online, if that helps.
Then you don't have to learn SGML to read it.  Just let me know if you
need it, and it's done.

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