I’ve mentioned a number of times that the documentation
repositories that we use to build the docs are freely available,
and so they are, but how do you go about using them?
More and more people are getting interested in being able to work
with the MySQL docs, judging by the queries we get, and
internally we sometimes get specialized requests.
There are some limitations - although you can download and access
the docs and generate your own versions in various formats, you
are not allowed to distribute or supply that iinformation, it can
only be employed for personal use. The reasons and disclaimer for
that are available on the main page for each of the docs, such as
the one on the 5.1 Manual.
Those issues aside, if you want to use and generate your own docs
from the Subversion source tree then you’ll need the following: