Building documentation locally
To build the documentation, you can use the main Makefile target
The documentation is built by Sphinx, and uses the Read The Docs theme.
On a debian system, you can install the needed dependencies with:
sudo apt install \ python3-recommonmark \ python3-sphinx \ python3-sphinx-rtd-theme
Some ad-hoc reference kinds are supported.
:package-src:`text<name>`points to the gitlab source tree viewer where the .opam for the package is located
:package:`text<name>`now points either to the odoc page, or if it doesn't exist, to the gitlab source tree viewer
:package-name:`text<name>`just displays the package name (no link), checking that the package exists
:src:`text</path/to/file/or/dir>`points to the gitlab source tree viewer
:opam:`text<package>`points to the package page on
opam.ocaml.org, version number is supported (
Odoc is used for OCaml API generation, that you can install with:
opam install odoc
Tezos generates the API documentation for all libraries in HTML format. The
generated HTML pages in
_build/<context>/_doc. It creates one sub-directory
per public library and generates an
index.html file in each sub-directory.
The documentation is not installed on the system by Tezos. It is meant to be read locally while developing and then published on the www when releasing packages.