Re: "Author" section of manpages
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On Tuesday 04 December 2001 21:58, Nick Phillips wrote:
> There seem to be quite a few cases of packages in Debian where this section
> is used in such a way that the (mistaken) impression that the persons
> listed deserve credit for the software in question rather than "just" the
Inaccurate credits are not just in manpages.
For instance, in latex2html package when you're viewing
At the bottom of the page you see
Chanop Silpa-Anan 2001-08-29
which looks like a signature of the author. However, Chanop is the debian
maintainer of latex2html, not the author of the documentation of latex2html.
It's probably just that whoever created the document was written there at
build time. The html documentation itself is created with latex2html, so you
have to check whether such documentation tools give inaccurate credits by
Similar misleading references can be seen quite often in Debian
documentation. Please file bugs where you find appropriate.
I would file a wishlist bug for the above package, but if the credits are
entirely misleading a "normal" severity might be suitable.
Eray Ozkural (exa) <email@example.com>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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