RE: RFS: collectl
>From: Tim Retout [mailto:email@example.com]
>Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 10:20 AM
>To: Seger, Mark
>Cc: Bernd Schubert; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: RFS: collectl
>On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 02:26:54PM +0000, Seger, Mark wrote:
>> >From: Bernd Schubert [mailto:email@example.com]
>> >I have to clearly admit, that I don't care if it is a hyphen, dash or
>> >for me all three are the same. I even don't know which of those three
>> >correct for something link "-s".
>> >If Tim hadn't told me he wants to have lintian --pedantic errors
>> >as much
>> >as possible, I probably never would have cared...
>I'm not going to insist on the manpage lintian fixes in the first
>upload, if it helps. They can sometimes take a bit of work/thought to
>get right, and I've not looked at this case in detail.
>> I guess I'm a loss of what to do next, if anything. I haven't been
>doing anything with CVS as collectl is just a couple of scripts. If it
>would help I could send you a copy of the latest tarball.
>> So right now I guess the big questions for me are:
>> - are the man pages ok the way they are without having to worry about
>explicitly quoting everywhere I use a hyphen? In fact, my keyboard only
>has a single character, do other keyboards actually differentiate?
>> - I now have 3 more man pages for 3 utilities nobody every would use
>except me and each now references the others. If this isn't necessary
>I'd be happy to remove them
>I doubt this is necessary unless they're installed in /usr/bin/ (or
>similar). Debian doesn't require manual pages for auxiliary scripts -
>You don't have to get rid of them necessarily, if they're useful
>> - is it ok to keep my utility scripts in /usr/share/collectl/util so
>> - I don't corrupt /usr/bin with files nobody really ever uses? The
>> - man pages I wrote for them DO include the explicit path so people
>> - will know how to find them if they really want to.
>That's probably best, because otherwise we *will* need man pages. :)
>So I'd just make a release, and then you can make another release if
>we come back with a huge set of man page fixes or whatever.
great. In that I'm going to remove the manpages since I don't really thing they add any value and the utilities to have a 'usage' output when you run them w/o switches. I think it also will help keep things simpler.
So should I just consider the kit done then and upload it to sourgeforge as-is?