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Re: [bug-inetutils] inetutils release...

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] inetutils release...
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 14:47:56 -0500

   >    > Does anyone have any thing to commit before I make a release?

   Actually, I've few patches I've been meaning to send, so if it can
   wait I'll start sending them now.

More than welcome, we are absolutley in no hurry for making a release.

   >    Could you revert commit fed208adedb4b336135f5f82f0a1430e4d25a4d1
   >    where you removed the man pages? This is a regression I don't want
   >    to introduce in the Debian packages, and will have to carry the
   >    reverting patch otherwise.
   > Sorry, but no.  The texinfo pages are the offical documentation for
   > the GNU project, as a compromise we can accept a patch that generates
   > man pages using help2man.  But any missing information should be added
   > to the texinfo manual, not to the man pages.  Would you like to supply
   > such a patch before release?

   Generating the man pages from the --help output seems also a
   regression compared with their current content, so I guess I'll
   just ship them locally, with any further improvements.

The (old) man pages where not updated, so that is far worse than
anything and even despite that the man pages where just a copy of
--help.  If there is need to add something specific to a man page we
could do that (help2man provides such functionality), could you
reconsider working on such a patch?

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