docbook-to-man - converter from DocBook SGML into roff man macros

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name docbook-to-man
Package version 2.0.0
Package release 41
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 187 B
Download size 72.38 KB
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docbook-to-man is a batch converter that transforms UNIX-style manpages from
the DocBook SGML format into nroff/troff man macros.
This is not the original version by Fred Dalrymple, but one with the
modifications by David Bolen.
docbook-to-man lacks support for internationalization and utf-8. Other
tools like docbook2man or docbook-xml with xsltproc are better suited for
new projects.


Package Version Architecture Repository
docbook-to-man_2.0.0-41_i386.deb 2.0.0 i386 Ubuntu Universe
docbook-to-man - - -


Name Value
docbook -
libc6 >= 2.14
opensp -


Type URL
Binary Package docbook-to-man_2.0.0-41_amd64.deb
Source Package docbook-to-man

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install docbook-to-man deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install docbook-to-man




2018-02-17 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-41) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move to debhelper compatibility level 11.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.3.
* Add Lintian overrides:
- no-upstream-changelog as they do not provide one.
- watch-does-not-check-gpg-signature; upstream are not signing their
* Move to HTTPS Format: URI in debian/copyright.
* Move upstream URIs to HTTPS.
2017-10-30 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-40) unstable; urgency=medium
* Correct spelling mistakes in binaries.
* Renumber/refresh all patches.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.1.
* Remove whitespace from end of lines in debian/changelog.
2017-09-25 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-39) unstable; urgency=medium
* Check stdout and stderr in autopkgtests.
* Move autopkgtest to shunit2.
* Add .travis.yml from <>
* Add /.travis.yml to extend-diff-ignore in debian/source/options.
2017-08-12 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-38) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add autopkgtests.
* Remove accidentally-included clipboard contents from debian/changelog.
2017-05-14 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-37) unstable; urgency=medium
* Install manpages using debian/docbook-to-man.manpages over manual calls in
* Tidy debian/rules file.
2017-05-12 - Chris Lamb <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-36) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adopt package.
* Prevent undefined behaviour in memcpy parameter overlap; docbook-to-man
can insert random characters into the output. e.g. it will sometimes
generate an "I" instead of a literal tab. Thanks to Chris West
<> and Yuri Gribov <>
(Closes: #842635, #858389)
* Update Vcs-{Git,Browser}.
* Tidy debian/rules.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8>
* Bump Debhelper compatibility level to 10.
* Refresh all patches with `pq import` -> `pq export`.
* Add myself to debian/copyright.
2016-09-17 - Neil Roeth <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-35) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Change dependency from "sp|opensp" to just "opensp" since sp will be
removed from Debian. Change all occurrences of sp commands to opensp
commands (just slight name changes).
2015-06-30 - Jérémy Bobbio <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-34) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jérémy Bobbio ]
* QA upload.
* Set maintainer to QA Group as package as been orphaned.
* Upload to unstable.
* Make Vcs-* point to SVN trunk.
[ Chris Lamb ]
* Remove timestamp in generated manpage to help build reproducibility
(Closes: #776143).
[ Maxime Chatelle ]
* Patches names normalized.
* Removes executable bit from patches.
2014-11-13 - Maxime Chatelle <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-33) experimental; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #549475).
* Bump up Policy to 3.9.6, no changes needed.
* debian/copyright: now follows
* Adds patch to fix (Closes: #716055).
* debian/control: Adds paragraph to suggest more up-to-date tools for
new projects.
* debian/control: Uses canonical VCS URLs.
* debian/patches/*: Fixes header of some patches to add description and
other fields (converted from dpatch header).
2014-09-27 - Philipp Benner <>
docbook-to-man (1:2.0.0-32) unstable; urgency=low
* Package orphaned.

See Also

Package Description
docbook-utils_0.6.14-3.3_all.deb Convert DocBook files to other formats (HTML, RTF, PS, man, PDF)
docbook-website_2.5.0.0-8_all.deb XML Website DTD and XSL Stylesheets
docbook-xml_4.5-8_all.deb standard XML documentation system for software and systems
docbook-xsl-doc-html_1.78.1-1_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook XML files (HTML documentation)
docbook-xsl-doc-pdf_1.78.1-1_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook XML files (PDF documentation)
docbook-xsl-doc-text_1.78.1-1_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook XML files (ASCII documentation)
docbook-xsl-ns_1.79.1+dfsg-2_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook 5 XML to various output formats
docbook-xsl-saxon_1.00.dfsg.1-7_all.deb Java extensions for use with DocBook XML stylesheets (Saxon)
docbook-xsl_1.79.1+dfsg-2_all.deb stylesheets for processing DocBook XML to various output formats
docbook2odf_0.244-1.1ubuntu1_all.deb XSLT based conversions from docbook to Oasis Open Document (
docbook2x_0.8.8-16_amd64.deb Converts DocBook/XML documents into man pages and TeXinfo
docbook5-xml_5.0-2_all.deb standard XML documentation system for software and systems
docbook_4.5-6_all.deb standard SGML representation system for technical documents
docdiff_0.5.0+git20160313-1_all.deb Compares two files word by word / char by char
dochelp_0.1.6_amd64.deb Utility to browse system documentation