Why does manpage generation take so long?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Tue Jun 1 01:03:26 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 13:10 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Now that we generate and install the manpages in the waf build, it seems
> to take a very long time.
> Any idea why it must make outbound HTTP connections?
The stylesheets have to be fetched from the web. Alternatively you can
install the stylesheets locally and it will use the local copy. The
package is called docbook-xsl on Debian, I'm not sure what the name is
on Fedora.



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