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

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-inetutils] Re: inetutils release...
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 09:40:09 +0100
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    >    > 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?

I volunteer to work on adding help2man rules, I have example rules for
my other projects easily available anyway.

I propose to put them in a man/ sub-directory, similar to CoreUtils.
Thoughts?  I don't think I'm going to write *.x files, the default
help2man outputs should be good enough as a starting point.

Guillem, do you have a list of all the man pages you'd like to see?


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