https://manpages.debian.org/ is a service providing online manpages in HTML format for the public.

Current status

Debian manpages archive

Current implementation

The current manpages.debian.org service has been disabled by Teams/DSA because of performance issues. The source code is available in http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/ddp/man-cgi/ 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 DESIGN document 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.

For Debian maintainers not wishing to operate on the Gitlab platform, there is also a collab-maint repository that is synchronised with Gitlab every hour.

Hardware

The old service used to run on glinka.debian.org. Teams/DSA requested the service should be moved to manziarly.debian.org.

Forum

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

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