Bug#39830: [AMENDMENT]: get rid of undocumented(7) symlinks
On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:46:16PM +0100, Othmar Pasteka wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 12:12:09PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 12:58:55PM +0100, Othmar Pasteka wrote:
> > > you probably edited the wrong document, this should be should :).
> > > or did I miss something?
> > Yes, you missed this:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=39830&msg=75
> I didn't miss that.
> > I would love to see seconds to, or discussions of, my most recent
> > proposed diff:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=39830&msg=81
> this is the updated version where you removed the TODO.Debian
> paragraph. and in this you have the must which I thought should
> be a should according to the previous diff you sent. and just
> afterwards you removed the TODO bit, hence it's a bit confusing.
Er, um, oops. :) Thank you for spotting that.
--- policy.sgml.orig 2002-11-12 12:50:40.000000000 +0000
+++ policy.sgml 2002-11-12 12:51:30.000000000 +0000
@@ -7485,22 +7485,22 @@
page included as well.
- If no manual page is available for a particular program,
- utility, function or configuration file and this is reported
- as a bug to the Debian Bug Tracking System, a symbolic link
- from the requested manual page to the <manref
- name="undocumented" section="7"> manual page may be
- provided. This symbolic link can be created from
- <file>debian/rules</file> like this:
- <example compact="compact">
-ln -s ../man7/undocumented.7.gz \
- This manpage claims that the lack of a manpage has been
- reported as a bug, so you may only do this if it really has
- (you can report it yourself, if you like). Do not close the
- bug report until a proper manpage is available.</p>
+ There should be a manual page at least for every program. If
+ no manual page is available, this is considered as a bug and
+ should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System (the
+ maintainer of the package is allowed to write this bug report
+ himself, too). Do not close the bug report until a proper
+ manpage is available.<footnote>
+ It is not very hard to write a man page. See the <url
+ name="Man-Page-HOWTO">, <tt>man(7)</tt>, the examples
+ created by <tt>debmake</tt> or <tt>dh_make</tt>, or the
+ directory <file>/usr/share/doc/man-db/examples</file>.
You may forward a complaint about a missing manpage to the
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]