having trouble making changes to the handbook
luzar722 at gmail.com
Tue May 23 17:43:09 UTC 2017
>>>> When I ran the "make" command the resulting html files are just written
>>>> into the directory that "make" was run from. How do I tell "make" to
>>>> write the output to a location of my selection?
>>> 'make install' should respect DESTDIR, of course, and I think (but
>>> did not test) that the usual OBJDIR-manipulation variables would
>> I take this to mean there are existing methods to point the html code
>> generated by the make process to a separate path. Being brand new to
>> changing content of the handbook I am un-familiar with the DESTIR and
>> OBJDIR variables.
>> Please provide an example of how to code it on the command line.
> `make DESTDIR=/path/to/web/root install`
> will install the compiled html files to the indicated path, but will
> also leave a copy of them in the source (doc?) tree where you currently
> don't like them.
> The one that I'm not entirely sure would work would be something
> `make MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/usr/obj/doc`
> which I guess would mirror the directory structure of the doc tree
> checkout (using absolute paths!) inside /usr/obj/doc instead of
> leaving html files in the source tree. But again, I did not test
> that to check.
> MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX is documented in build(7).
For your information. I did many trial and error runs testing
make DESTDIR=/root/htm.text install
make install -D /root/html.text
In all cases the generated html code gets populated into the directory
the make command was executed from and /root/html.text directory is left
But I discovered that issuing "make install" will cause the
/usr/share/doc directory tree to be populated with the handbook html
files. This is what I was after from the beginning. Just the html files
by them selfs. I don't care where there at as long as its just the html
Other thing is "make clean" has to be issued between each cycle of "make
One last thing. When I go to edit the chapter.xml content I see the text
wraped in notation. Is there a special term that this "notation" is
normally referred by?
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