[solved]: local-distfiles | blackend
levitch at iglou.com
Mon Oct 15 16:05:00 UTC 2012
>> svn co svn://svn.freebsd.org/doc/release/9.1.0/en_US.ISO8859-1/
>> Does this method of having a local copy of docs around seem alright,
>> or does someone know that there is a better way?
> That should work fine, if what you are after are the .xml source files
> the documentation is compiled from. Note that compiling all this stuff
> into HTML or PDF requires a moderately large toolchain to be installed.
> (see: textproc/docproj* in ports.)
> Also, the URL doc/release/9.1.0/en_US.ISO8859-1 -- that's a tag in SVN,
> meaning it is never going to be updated. Check out HEAD if you want to
> be able to track changes.
> You always used to be able to install a pre-compiled doc bundle from the
> install media. What with changes over the last several months I don't
> know if that is still possible, but if it is, then that would probably
> be more suitable if all you want is to have a reference copy of the docs
> to hand.
Thank you, Matthew.
It seems like what I had planned to do would have involved inventing the
I recall seeing a docs option in the media as well.
There is something in ports which will be fine for my purposes- I can get
html and plain text. There are also knobs for postscript and portable
documents for those interested.
$ ls /usr/ports/misc/ | grep freebsd-doc
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