Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Sat Sep 6 03:23:36 BST 2008

Hi Dustin, very cool.

I also was initially confused by the (seeming) lack of manpages.  I
think the issue is that the middle of the page has nothing to interact
with so when you first look, it looks like there's nothing there.

It might correct this issue if you have a google-like search box front
and center on the start page.


On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 09:08:06PM -0500, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Andrew Mathenge <mathenge at> wrote:
> > Congratulations Dustin. Great job.
> >
> > I checked the site but doesn't look like you've uploaded the manpages. Is that
> > so or am I missing an extra step?
> They're there...
> Search for a manpage in the form in the top right corner, such as, "dash"
>  *
> Click on the one in the matrix you want to look at, such as Intrepid's dash(1):
>  *
> Or, browse by Ubuntu release, by clicking on the tab in the upper
> right hand corner:
>  *
> Click down through the file/directory hierarchy to the language and
> section you want, such as "Russian", "section 1":
>  *
> I admit the "title only" search could use some improvement, as it
> currently only supports exact matches of titles.  Basically, the
> equivalent of doing "man dash" from a command line.  Once Google's
> crawlers have indexed the site (it takes a few weeks), we should be
> able to use a Custom Google Search to handle a full text search.  I'm
> helping that along with some XML sitemaps that are generated along
> with the HTML and GZ files, and feeding those directly to Google.
> :-Dustin
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