Package Details: md2roff-git 2:r3.e39b1c2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/md2roff-git.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: md2roff-git
Description: Convert markdown to groff / troff
Upstream URL: https://codeberg.org/nereusx/md2roff
Licenses: GPL-3.0
Conflicts: md2roff
Provides: md2roff
Submitter: dcreager
Maintainer: dcreager
Last Packager: dcreager
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.001858
First Submitted: 2022-07-01 01:08 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-02-15 14:22 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

dcreager commented on 2024-02-15 14:24 (UTC)

The source code moved from GitHub to Codeberg. I've pushed up a new PKGBUILD that builds correctly. Note that this package primarily exists because it's a prereq of the author's notes tool.

m040601 commented on 2024-02-15 02:07 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-15 02:49 (UTC) by m040601)

This repo and github user doesnt exist anymore,

https://github.com/nereusx/md2roff

Therefore this PKGBUILD doesnt even build anymore.

I have already searched github and could not find any other forks or alternatives. There are other clones and copies of "md2roff" on github but they are hopelessly outdated and unmaitained (2017)

Please either update this PKGBUILD with another reliable modern source. Or just press the button to ask for it to be removed from the AUR

There is no need to keep an obsolete tool in the AUR. It only confuses and wastes the time of users searching for these tools.

Remember that there are countless other tools to convert markdown to (man pages) groff. Pandoc also does this job. Scdoc is a very nice simple similar tool for this job.

Search the AUR for "markdown man page"

Some are even in the official Arch packages:

extra/go-md2man 2.0.3-1 (748.7 KiB 2.0 MiB)
    A markdown to manpage generator
extra/ruby-ronn-ng 0.9.1-5 (93.5 KiB 312.4 KiB)
    Manual page formatter that generates man pages from markdown
extra/mandown 0.1.3-1 (370.0 KiB 1.1 MiB)
    Create man pages from markdown markup