There is this question about extracting section 9 api "manpages" from the kernel sources. The question is on hold for being unclear. If someone doesn't know that the coreutils or the kernel manpages are extracted/generated in such a way, well content discovery is not obvious. It helps for instance if the person asks himself/herself if
ls -1 (that's one) appears or not in the manpages. No seriously.
I have made a cautious edit to the original question. My question here is is there value in completely rewriting this to remove all dependency related stuff or should I make a new very precise question such as "How do you exactly generate the section 9 kernel manpages" and duplicate the answer I contributed? I think I should edit the original question very liberally but is that recommended?