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Re: undocumented(7) should be in an essential package



On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 10:07:19PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
 
> Fabrizio suggested that /usr/{share/}man/man7/undocumented.7.gz be moved
> to debianutils. Actually, I think base-files would be more appropriate,
> as they're miscellaneous Debian-specific files rather than miscellaneous
> Debian-specific utilities. Would anyone object to me filing a wishlist
> bug against base-files requesting this? Would the manpages maintainer be
> able to provide a version of that package on which base-files could have
> a versioned Replaces: if I did so?

Why can't we just do away with this silly "undocumented" manpage? It never
did what it was supposed to do - tell people that the maintainer knows
about the problem and a bts entry exists.

In fact it seems to be common that a maintainer just installs the link
to undocumented and a real manpage is never written. Also I find it
quite disturbing when using dpkg -L to find the docs of a package - ah, 
there is a manpage for foo. man foo -> undocumented. Funny!

Thanks

	Torsten

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