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Bug#511522: general: Man pages should say what package a program belongs to

Jack Grahl wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: wishlist
Hello Jack,

> If some program belongs to a package which does not have the same name 
> as the program, the man page for that command should say which package 
> the program is part of.
> This is not the case in, for instance, coreutils or util-linux.
> This information is needed, even for packages that are always installed 
> as part of the base distribution, since to get source code for a program 
> in coreutils one needs to know that it is part of that package.
'dpkg -S <name>.<number>', can explicitly say which package man page belongs to.
Example for coreutils:

$ dpkg -S mv.1
coreutils: /usr/share/man/man1/mv.1.gz
git-core: /usr/share/man/man1/git-mv.1.gz

Look, first package is what you want.

Is this approach acceptable for your needs?

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
Ukrainian C++ developer, Debian Maintainer, APT contributor

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