docbook2X converts DocBook to man pages in two steps:
Man-XML is simpler than DocBook and closer to the man page format; it is intended to make the stylesheets' job easier.
The stylesheet for this purpose is in xslt/man/docbook.xsl. For portability, it should always be referred to by the following URI:
Run this stylesheet with
docbook2man (see Wrapper scripts manual page) command does both steps automatically,
but if any problems occur, you can see the errors more clearly
if you do each step separately:
$ db2x_xsltproc -s man mydoc.xml -o mydoc.mxml $ db2x_manxml mydoc.mxml