Commit b1685991 authored by Joseph Nuthalapati's avatar Joseph Nuthalapati Committed by James Valleroy

docs: Fix MediaWiki manual page download failing

- Removed an unnecessary and dangerous optimization which was added earlier.

Fixes #1369Signed-off-by: Joseph Nuthalapati's avatarJoseph Nuthalapati <>
Reviewed-by: James Valleroy's avatarJames Valleroy <>
parent fc3151a1
......@@ -18,7 +18,6 @@
import re
import urllib.request
from subprocess import PIPE, Popen
MANUAL_PAGE_URL = "{}?action=show&mimetype=text%2Fdocbook"
......@@ -29,7 +28,9 @@ manual_pages = []
to_remove = ['QuickStart', 'GettingHelp', 'Developer']
def write_manual_pages():
def list_manual_pages():
"""Fetch the list of manual pages and write them to a file.
pattern = 'FreedomBox/Manual/\w+'
lst = list(urllib.request.urlopen(MANUAL_INDEX_RAW_URL))
global manual_pages
......@@ -45,19 +46,12 @@ def write_manual_pages():
def fetch_manual_pages_in_docbook_format():
for page in manual_pages:
url = MANUAL_PAGE_URL.format(page)
p1 = Popen(['wget', '--quiet', '-O', '-', url], stdout=PIPE)
p2 = Popen(['xmllint', '--format', '-'], stdin=p1.stdout, stdout=PIPE)
with open('{}.raw.xml'.format(page), 'w') as docbook:
p3 = Popen(
['egrep', '-v', 'linkend|Category|Commons|HELP|Back to'],
stdin=p2.stdout, stdout=docbook)
filename = '{}.raw.xml'.format(page)
urllib.request.urlretrieve(url, filename)
def main():
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