Re: Debian Policy 18.104.22.168 released: localized manpages
Philipp Kern <email@example.com> writes:
> On 2009-08-18, Andrea Bolognani <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This also means localized manpages will always fail the simple date
>> check, unless you use the same .TH line in every localized
>> manpage. Doing so, however, would make it as impossible to know which
>> manpages are outdated based on the .TH line.
> And what should we do if a localized manpage is in fact the authoriative
Yes. That makes the Lintian check a lot trickier.
Policy is worded assuming that there is an authoritative man page and one
or more translated man pages, and requires that the translated man pages
be kept up-to-date with the authoritative one or contain a warning. There
is no assumption (intentionally) that the authoritative man page is
written in English.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>