On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 05:48:15PM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote: > On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:09:08AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote: > > On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:24:14AM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote: > > > There is currently no consensus whether translated man pages should > > > be shipped along with original man pages or within manpages-xx packages. > > > Unfortunately this leads to conflicts when a translation is first > > > shipped by the latter, then incorporated into the former (e.g. when > > > it becomes part of upstream tarball). > > > > > > Some developers are reluctant to include French translated man pages and > > > ask me to ship them in manpages-fr. How can I make them change their > > > mind? Is there a consensus that translated man pages must go with > > > original man pages? Are exceptions needed for some packages? > > > > I think it is proper to include translated man pages with original man > > pages, and to use apt-localepurge (now) or dpkg exclusions (when they're > > implemented) if people are worried about space. My gut feeling is that > > the manpages-LL packages should cover roughly the same topics as the > > English manpages package. > > I fully agree. > > > My experience has been that refusing to include translated man pages > > makes it much harder to tell when the man pages have got out of date. > > However, I'm not sure how to go about persuading reluctant developers of > > this. > > I know what to do then: flame them here ;) > > When grabbing old mails, I found an answer from a developer who told me > that his package is part of base and thus he wants to keep it small. > Is this indeed an important issue? I'd say yes; but those packages will not usually be uninstalled, so I see it as no problem to put manpages for packages in base in a manpages-xx package. -- Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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