[PATCH 0 of 3] rst2man polish

Martin Geisler mg at lazybytes.net
Fri Aug 21 04:41:15 CDT 2009

Mads Kiilerich <mads at kiilerich.com> writes:

> There seems to be an issue with the latest rst2man; all text after man
> page references is highlighted.

Oh... I'm quite busy at the moment, so I haven't tested our manpages
after the last series of updated to rst2man. I also have to do something
about my mirror of the rst2man now that it has been moved from their
"sandbox" to the repository proper.

> See for example in hg.1 where "for details of the contents and format
> of these files" is highlighted. hg.1.html seems fine.

Right, the HTML writer is independent from the manpage writer.

> Should we add a workaround or should we convince upstream to fix it?

So far I've done both: I've sent patches upstream and put forward-
compatible workarounds in place. By "forward-compatible" I mean that
both the rst2man shipped by Debian and the upstream rst2man.py works.

The upstream author is Engelbert Gruber <grubert at users.sf.net> and has
been very responsive and accepted all my patches. He has recently asked
for more testing of rst2man after it was moved out of their sandbox.

Martin Geisler

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