Re: Debian Policy 220.127.116.11 released: localized manpages
Ben Finney <email@example.com> writes:
> The description in ‘man-pages(7)’ (quoted earlier in this thread) says
> “This page describes the conventions that should be employed when
> writing man pages for the Linux man-pages project”. Admittedly, that's a
> “should”, and Linux != Debian.
Also (which you probably know), the Linux man-pages project != man pages
on Linux in general. That's a specific free software project devoted to
producing man pages for the standard library, devices, file formats, and
standard configuration files on Linux systems, packaged for Debian as
manpages and manpages-dev.
> What is the governing standard for Debian man pages, and what does it
> say about the ‘TH’ command?
I don't believe we have any standard other than "you should have one" and
some guidelines about translations.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>