man-db development

To help with man-db development, you'll probably want to start by checking out the latest code from revision control:

git clone git://

Or, if your firewall prevents you using the git protocol:

git clone

Then run ./ before starting. You'll need Autoconf, Automake, and Gettext; it is usually best to install your distribution's packages of these if available. You may also want to have a copy of Gnulib handy.

You should read the docs/HACKING file.

You can also just browse the source code using a web browser.

There is a mailing list for developers, although it is as yet rather quiet.

This Web page is created and maintained by Colin Watson.
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