is a service providing online manpages in HTML format for the public.

Current status

Debian manpages archive

Current implementation

The current service has been disabled by Teams/DSA because of performance issues. The source code is available in and was supposed to be migrated to a different host.

New implementation

The current codebase is being rewritten from scratch into a package called Debmans, see the README for more information and the DESIGN file for a discussion on the implementation.

At this point, the code can extract all files from a mirror efficiently and convert them to HTML. It has not been tested on a full mirror yet, because TheAnarcat is waiting for manpages group access and dependencies install (setuptools from backports and/or python-click, python-apt and python-debian). See the TODO file for more information about the current status of the project and limitations.


The old service used to run on Teams/DSA requested the service should be moved to


Discussions about can take place on the regular Teams/DDP channels, for example the #debian-doc IRC channel and mailing list.

You can also subscribe to this wiki page to get updates, which also functions as a ad-hoc forum.