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Re: Bug#353381: ITP: freebsd-manpages -- Manual pages for a GNU/kFreeBSD system

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 12:42:08PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * David Weinehall:
> >> Upstream includes non-free manpages these days, so in reality, we have
> >> already forked.  Further Debian-specific changes are needed to address
> >> bugs such as #295211 (upstream does not document our libc/kernel
> >> combination).
> >
> > What manpages in upstream are non-free?  Do we have rewritten
> > alternatives in Debian, or are those pages simply removed without
> > replacement?
> They are simply removed without replacement.  For most of the older
> system calls, the old free manpages (which also contain Linux-specific
> details) are still included in the upstream package.  Only new system
> calls (such as mq_receive) appear to be undocumented.

Do you making a list of the missing pages?  I've written quite a few
manpages for various programs, and I'm a really frequent user of the
already existing manpages, so I can hopefully help contributing a few
free replacements.  Who knows, if they are good enough we might even
be able to convince upstream to replace the non-free versions.

Regards: David Weinehall
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