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Re: Bug#6287: deb-check 0.2 report on /var/pub/debian/bo/binary-i386/devel/gettext_0.10.26-0.deb



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Santiago Vila Doncel:
> When we are talking about standarizing documentation on HTML format,
> I feel that requiring a manpage for every binary in /usr/bin is something
> absurd.

HTML is already our standard documentation format (see policy manual).
I don't think that means we should man manual pages less useful, or
the only option, so having the Debian maintainer of a package add a
small summary-type manual page is a good thing. I could live without
this requirement, however.

A generic seeinfo(7) page is not very useful, since it isn't
always so easy to find the correct Info file and location in
that file. Also, it would be better to refer to the HTML version
produced via texi2html; we can have dwww recognize links to
HTML versions of documents in manual pages, if we want to.

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