Bug#99612: marked as done (tclx8.0.4-dev: Missing symlinks for some man pages)
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From: Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: tclx8.0.4-dev: Missing symlinks for some man pages
Sender: Colin Watson <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 14:03:32 -0400
An upcoming release of Debian policy, version 184.108.40.206, contains an amendment
which clarifies the way man pages need to be installed.
Until now, packages could install /usr/share/man/man1/foo.1.gz with 'foo,
bar \- programs to do something' in the NAME section and have no
corresponding symbolic link from bar.1.gz (policy suggested using a symbolic
link, but wasn't clear that it's required), and our man program happened to
magically figure it out for itself and display the right man page when you
typed 'man bar'. However, guaranteeing that this would work even when you've
recently installed some new packages has a serious performance impact on
man, as it frequently has to go and look through the filesystem to update
Before woody's base system is frozen, I intend to remove this "feature" from
man-db, so that its performance is consistent and acceptable for a
reasonable number of people. It isn't a standard feature even among the
various man page browsers in Debian, let alone in other Linux distributions,
so there should be no compatibility problems. However, your package seems to
rely on it, so this bug is being filed to let you know that the way some of
your man pages are installed needs to be improved in order to work properly
in woody. All you need to do, if you already have, say, foo(1) and expect
bar(1) to work as well, is install a symbolic link to foo.1.gz as bar.1.gz
(.so links and hard links are also OK, though symlinks are recommended).
Here's a list of man pages and the names that don't appear anywhere in the
usr/share/man/man3/Tcl_HandleTblInit.3tclx.gz: Tcl_HandleTblUseCount Tcl_HandleWalk
If the list looks odd, please check man(7) to see if the man page is
formatted properly. This output was generated by way of mandb, so if it's
confused then users will be too; if it turns out that it's done the wrong
thing, please reassign this bug to man-db so that I can fix it. I might not
have caught symlinks that are created in the postinst (say, using
alternatives); if that's the case, please close this bug.
Please see bug #94995 and policy 3.5.5 section 13.1 for more information,
and feel free to contact me if you need help.
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Subject: Bug#99612: fixed in tclx8.0.4 8.0.4-3
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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 15:06:32 -0500
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
tclx8.0.4, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
have further comments please address them to email@example.com,
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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:29:55 +0000
Binary: tclx8.0.4 tclx8.0.4-dev
Architecture: source i386
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <email@example.com>
tclx8.0.4 - Extended Tcl (TclX) version 8.0.4 -- runtime package
tclx8.0.4-dev - Extended Tcl (TclX) version 8.0.4 -- development package
tclx8.0.4 (8.0.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Change maintainer address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* doc/Handles.3: Add missing comma to NAME section (closes: #99612).
* Use a versioned debhelper build-dependency rather than dh_testversion.
* debian/tclx8.0.4.postinst: Call ldconfig only when $1 = configure.
* debian/tclx8.0.4.postrm: Call ldconfig when $1 = remove.
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cfdce8d8edfb6ca0f3ae342cd82023da 4190 interpreters optional tclx8.0.4_8.0.4-3.diff.gz
28135a447bcc02e31c90cf7caea6df7c 485170 interpreters optional tclx8.0.4_8.0.4-3_i386.deb
02f87bf0dbc7f13378c8c723c3385489 145172 devel optional tclx8.0.4-dev_8.0.4-3_i386.deb
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