Re: Requirement for a “proper manpage” for every command
Ben Finney <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm having a conversation with a Debian packager regarding a manpage
> that, currently, is a mere placeholder saying “please see foocommand
> --help”, giving none of the useful information normally found in a
> I have submitted a manpage as a patch. However, that response pretty
> much guarantees that the maintainer won't be taking the initiative to
> keep the manpage up to date.
How about submitting a patch to use help2man instead?
Then the man page will be kept up to date with --help output.
Possibly the document around the man page requirement could point to
help2man as a quick solution in case there is useful --help output but
no man page.