Re: Distribute manual page directly?

Subject: Re: Distribute manual page directly?

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:17:50 -0300

To: Chunyang Xu,


From: David Bremner

Chunyang Xu <> writes:

> Hello,
> I installed notmuch via Homebrew and didn't get manual page. It looks
> like python-sphinx is required to produce the manual page. My question
> is: can you distribute the manual page directly in the tarball? so we
> don't have to install python-sphinx.

I'm not sure it helps your specific (old) request, but the documentation
for the current version, which is textually identical to the man pages,
is available online at

I'm still a leary of making the source tarball diverge further from the
git repo (or committing generated files), but having a seperate docs
tarball generated as part of the release process seems like it might be
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