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Re: Debian Policy released: localized manpages

Hello Gregor,
On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 03:22:26PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 12:44:18 +0200, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > > As such, this "should" prevents *many* packages to meet 3.8.3 for
> > > Standards-Version. You may thus want to check things carefully..:)
> An interesting question is how to detect outdated translated
> manpages; if they are only half the size or miss some options in an
> item list it's simple but if the text is just outdated and/or wrong I
> fear I'll have some problems in several languages ...

I guess you either know from upstream or another source (say, a
translator) that they are current, or you could look at the date of
the last modification (possibly of the source of the man page if it is
generated). Otherwise it is probably best to add the note anyway,
so that readers in doubt know where to look.


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