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ITA: man-db, groff



On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 03:23:03PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> I'm concerned with some breakage in the man program. Here is an example:

Both it and groff are maintained by a person who just doesn't seem to give
a damn.

Let this serve as notice that I plan to take over these packages by force
in one (1) week if substantially improved versions of these packages are
not uploaded in the interim.

I will repackage them from scratch.  I looked at groff (as did rcw), and
the package appears to have been assembled by a lunatic[1].

[1] That, or it's just doing a bunch of things that were very clever by
Debian packaging standards of 1993 but hopelessly archaic now.

-- 
G. Branden Robinson             |     To stay young requires unceasing
Debian GNU/Linux                |     cultivation of the ability to unlearn
branden@debian.org              |     old falsehoods.
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Robert Heinlein

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