Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

Karl Goetz karl at
Wed Sep 10 06:56:07 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 21:08 -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?

> 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.

I do think it should be handled by an internal search though - it seems
a little odd to use a google search for it.

> :-Dustin
Karl Goetz <karl at>
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