Re: Splitting man pages
blacksheep <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
> Hallo folks!
> I had to wrote a lot of man pages for a multiple-binary package.
> They have to include all the same portion of text for full explanation.
> A first solution I found was to provide an additional troff document
> which any man page would include as follows:
> .so additional.1
> But lintian shout out something like:
> WHAT IS THAT FOR ? You should not provide a mapage with no corresponding binary !
At a first glance, I couldn't find how it is achieved, but: There's a
whole lot of packages that ship manpages for configuration files, for C
functions or whatever (essentially everything in man sections
2,3,4,5,7). And lintian doesn't complain, at least not in any case.
Perhaps you just need to split out the additional stuff into a manpage
in one of these sections? Or you could have a look at bash. I don't know
whether it's lintian clean, but it _has_ a manpage without a binary in
sectin 1: builtins(1).
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie