man2html-base - convert man pages into HTML format

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename man2html-base_1.6g-11_amd64.deb
Package name man2html-base
Package version 1.6g
Package release 11
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category doc interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::converting works-with-format::html works-with-format::man works-with::text
License -
Maintainer Robert Luberda <>
Download size 60.81 KB
Installed size 137.00 KB
The package contains a command-line tool for converting man pages into
HTML format.
man2html-base is a stripped-down package containing only a man to HTML
converter,  useful for users who do not need any CGI interface, provided
in the man2html package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
man2html-base_1.6g-11_i386.deb 1.6g i386 Debian Main
man2html-base - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Name Value
man2html <= 1.6g-2~


Type URL
Binary Package man2html-base_1.6g-11_amd64.deb
Source Package man2html

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install man2html-base deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install man2html-base




2018-02-10 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* Mark man2html-base Multi-Arch: foreign (closes: #889755).
Thanks to Helmut Grohne for the patch.
* manwhatis.c: Fix gcc warning by checking result of fgets() call.
2018-01-14 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use debhelper v11, and enable all hardening options.
* Switch debian/control to DEP-5 format.
* debian/control:
+ suggests and alternative depends on lynx instead of lynx-cur package
(closes: #882283);
+ set Rules-Requires-Root to binary-targets due to usage of chmod;
+ sort the file with `wrap-and-sort' command;
+ bump Standards-Version to 4.1.3.
2017-04-19 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 036-fix-tbl-font-parsing.patch not to ignore the tbl header end
while parsing tbl font specifiers what caused man2html to hang on
printf(1posix) man page (LP: #1666067).
* man2html.cgi.c: fix a small typo found by lintian.
* debian/copyright:
+ add Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser fields;
+ bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes).
2015-10-26 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 035-source-date-epoch.patch to produce reproducible timestamps in
documentation (closes: #796130).
* Use `which index++' instead of checking the full /usr/bin/index++
path to fix lintian's `command-with-path-in-maintainer-script'.
* postinst: Drop old code for /u/s/d/man2html dir to symlink conversion.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.6 (no changes).
2013-11-17 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-7) unstable; urgency=low
* utils.c: Fix querystring2argv() to create argv in case man2html and
manwhatis scripts are run on http server (like lighttpd) that fails
to do it by its own (closes: #729549, #630530, LP: #389582).
* man2html.cron.weekly: set proper permissions for generated index
file (closes: #729548).
* manwhatis.c: Fix format string warnings (closes: #672821).
* Refresh debian/patches with `gpb pq import; gbp pq export'.
* Add 034-UTF8-charset.patch: set charset in `Content-type' header
to UTF-8 (LP: #873102).
* mansearch, utils.h: set `Content-type' charset to UTF-8 as well.
* Switch build system to debhelper v9 and its tiny rules file:
+ make sure debian default CFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, and LDFLAGS are
properly handled;
+ add support for cross-compiling;
+ ensure parallel builds work (closes: #653424);
+ enable LFS support (lintian).
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5 (no changes).
2011-11-02 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-6) unstable; urgency=high
* man2html.cgi.c: Validate user input and make some error messages less
verbose to prevent XSS attacks (CVE-2011-2770).
2011-03-06 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-5) unstable; urgency=low
* man2html.postinst: Convert the /u/s/d/man2html directory into a symlink
pointing to man2html-base (closes: #616594).
* man2html.doc-base: Register html files from man2html-base, not man2html.
* man2html.cgi.c: Check result of pipe() call.
2011-02-13 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Depends/Suggests lynx-cur instead of lynx transitional package
(closes: #613129).
* Add a debian/NEWS file for the recent package split. Include a dummy
entry there to work-around apt-listchanges bug #590541.
2011-02-07 - Robert Luberda <>
man2html (1.6g-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* debian/rules:
+ use dpkg-buildflags for setting CFLAGS;
+ add build-arch and build-indep targets.

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