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Generating man pages with asciidoc via automake

The usual way to distribute man page files with your autotools based source distribution is to write the content as .texi files, and let autotools to convert into man page format. As i more prefer asciidoc for writing documentation over texi (or any other markup language), for a autotools based project i integrated the the asciidoc to man conversion into the build configuration, using the a2x command line utility. Here is how:

Setting up postfix send only SMTP server for Jenkins

Turn-by-turn tutorial to set up a SMTP server to use with Jenkins (or any service which needs to send notification) on Debian based systems: