Bug #24800

Updated by Nathan Cutler almost 2 years ago

With older versions of Sphinx (looks like 1.2 and earlier), the rendering of the ".. option" directive is suboptimal.

As of (at least) Sphinx 1.3.6 the problem does not occur. But CentOS 7 has Sphinx 1.1.3.

The problem:

When rendering the source file @doc/man/8/ceph-bluestore-tool.rst@ into @/usr/share/man/man8/ceph-bluestore-tool.8@, the lines

<pre>.. option:: bluefs-export

Export the contents of BlueFS (i.e., rocksdb files) to an output directory.

get rendered as:

<pre>.B \-export
Export the contents of BlueFS (i.e., rocksdb files) to an output directory.

Somehow the string before the first hyphen ("bluefs" in this case) is getting lost.

I have verified this by examining the following files:

and I have also reproduced in a CentOS 7 Docker container by doing the following:

cd build
make manpages

and examining the resulting file @./doc/man/ceph-bluestore-tool.8@

Within the corpus of Ceph manpages, there are several that contain lists of subcommands. In some manpages the subcommands are marked up using ".. option", while in others the ":command:" syntax is used.

The ".. option" directive works for subcommands as long as they do not contain hyphens. See, for example "man ceph-dencoder".

Since the
It is true that this issue is not reproducible with newer versions of Sphinx, and thus can be expected to "go away eventually", eventually". On the other hand, it makes sense is affecting our users now and in any case it's desirable to merge a minimal fix - i.e. convert subcommand use consistent markup from "..option" to ":command:" but only in those manpages that have for subcommands containing hyphens. throughout all the Ceph manpages.