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Re: Bug#292759: shell script sniplets in /usr/bin?

Matthew Palmer wrote:
> If I do 'man ls' I can get the semantics for the ls command.  No
> such benefit is provided me by gettext.sh.  Hmm, time to report a bug
> against gettext-base for not having a manual page for gettext.sh...

I realize that you're probaly using that example as a rhetorical device,
but in fact any widely used shell library _should_ have a man page. For
debconf I document /usr/share/debconf/confmodule in confmodule(3).

I also think it would be nice if every package that uses debhelper did
not have to hardcode /usr/share/debconf/confmodule. There are probably
more such scripts in debian than ones that use gettext.sh. However,
putting it in any bin directory offends my sense of aesthetics, so I
didn't. If there had been a /usr/lib/shell or whatever, I'd have
certianly taken advantage of it. I think that would be a useful addition
to policy.

see shy jo

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