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Re: Debian Policy released: localized manpages

Philipp Kern <trash@philkern.de> writes:
> On 2009-08-18, Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.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 manpages are outdated based on the .TH line.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
> one?

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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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