Introduction to rman

rman is a utility to convert manual pages into other formats. It can currently supports HTML, ASCII, LaTeX, LaTeX2e, RTF, POD, and partial DocBook XML output.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/rman

Installation of rman



This package should only be built if you are installing Xorg-7.1. If you have installed or will be installing Xorg-6.9.0 or XFree86, it is provided by those packages and should not be installed here. Ensure that you have the XORG_CONFIG and XORG_PREFIX variables set as described in the Xorg-7.1 page.

rman is no longer part of the Xorg distribution, however, packages that use it may expect it to be in the same location as your Xorg programs. Adjust the makefile to account for this:

sed -i -e "s@/opt/local@$XORG_PREFIX@" \
    -e "s@/usr/local@$XORG_PREFIX@" Makefile

Build rman by running the following command:


This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: rman

Short Description


is a manpage converter.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600