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


On Sun, 2009-01-11 at 19:56 +0000, Jack Grahl wrote:
> 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.

Assuming that one can run:

  dpkg -S $(man -w hostname)
  manpages: /usr/share/man/man1/hostname.1.gz


  dpkg -S $(man -s 7 -w hostname)
  manpages: /usr/share/man/man7/hostname.7.gz

What would be the benefit of writing this information in each and every
page? (with the risk of errors)
Of course, man could be modified to look for that information, but I
wonder if that's so useful.


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