Re: Bug#450432: ... and even more bugs like this?
>>>>> Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> .B ifconfig eth0:0 down
>> . Note: for every scope (i.e. same net with address/netmask combination) all
>> aliases are deleted, if you delete the first (primary).
> Yeah, this is a common roff coding problem. That text should be
> written as:
> .BR "ifconfig eth0:0 down" .
> Note: ....
Yes, I've guessed that when I was submitting a patch for
> or with the period escaped.
... And this is the thing I haven't found how to do. Could you
please show me that spell?
>> What I'm expected to do, then? (With respect to Debian BTS.) I
>> believe, start filing multiple bug reports would be a bad idea (for
>> me now.)
> Well, they certainly are bugs, and I think filing those bugs after
> you verify that this is a problem and the period wasn't there for
> some other purpose (such as to create a comment line) is perfectly
Isn't .\" the better way to go then?
Since this issue could be checked with lintian, I think that
sending a wishlist report on it is a better way. IIUC, once the
check is in lintian, the bugs like this would be filed