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Re: Note on man pages



Am Mittwoch, den 06.05.2009, 04:47 +0200 schrieb Kevin Kofler:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Debian has a policy that all the commands should have man pages as part
> > of their review process. Unfortunately they don't seem to be sending it
> > upstream. If you are a package maintainer for some application, that is
> > missing a man page, it might be a good to look into the Debian sources
> > for man page patches, add them to your package and send it upstream as
> > well. Note that upstream might require you to clean up the man page in
> > the process.
> 
> Well, there are many upstreams rejecting Debian's patches outright, saying
> manpages are obsolete and redundant with any of:
> * info documentation (those are mostly the GNU projects),

/me still secretly hopes info pages go away.

> * HTML/docbook/GUI documentation (that has long been KDE's position, but
> recently they have started merging manpages from Debian),
> * plaintext documentation or
> * --help or other usage output.
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 


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