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FS#55500 - [linux] Documentation uses sphinx, drop xmlto and docbook makedepends

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vorbote (vorbote) - Monday, 04 September 2017, 13:38 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 04 September 2017, 15:44 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


Since version 4.8, linux transitioned all documentation from DocBook XML to sphinx[1,2,3,4]. xmlto and docbook-xml makedepends should be replaced by python-sphinx and python-sphinx_rtd_theme or dropped altogether.




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Comment by loqs (loqs) - Thursday, 07 September 2017, 13:15 GMT
This also breaks the commit "Prepare 4.13"
4.13 Does not contain a directory Documentation/DocBook
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Monday, 07 September 2020, 12:44 GMT
docbook use was dropped in linux 4.13-1 [1]. sphinx use was added in linux 4.18.4.arch1-1  FS#59688  [2].
xmlto is still in makedepends. It appears to only be needed to build the tools subdirectory which is split to the linux-tools package.