find sources to build Handbook and FAQ for FreeBSD?

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Apr 21 12:15:35 UTC 2012

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Antonio Olivares wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 20 Apr 2012, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> Does anyone know where the source(s) for the FreeBSD Handbook and
>>> FreeBSD FAQ are found?
>> SGML source is in /usr/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ and
>> /usr/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/, or other subdirectories under /usr/doc
>> for other languages.  There's build infrastructure in /usr/doc/share.
> [olivares at tricorehome ~]$ cd /usr/doc/share
> bash: cd: /usr/doc/share: No such file or directory
> [olivares at tricorehome ~]$ cd /usr/doc/
> bash: cd: /usr/doc/: No such file or directory

You'll have to csup them.  See /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile.

>> Some description about the doc tools is in the FreeBSD Documentation Project
>> Primer at
> Thanks, but I am looking for \TeX{}/\LaTeX{} source files that are
> used to build the *.pdf versions of HANDBOOK, & FAQ.  If one does a
> properties on a PDF, we can see maker dvips + ghostscript 8.71.  This
> is what I am looking for, the files to produce that document[sources
> in tex/latex form] and see if I can produce it with what is readily
> available in kertex now.

The SGML source can be rendered several ways.  One of those ways uses
Jade to render a TeX version that is then used to render the PDF.

# cd /usr/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
# make book.tex

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