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Re: https://manpages.debian.org/ - PARTIAL breakage

It doesn’t unconditionally prefer Spanish pages over English pages. What you’re seeing is that it picks a section first (1 instead of 8, in this case) and sticks to it. In section 1, the best match for an English request is the Spanish page, because there is no English page.

The rationale behind this logic is that it’s better to serve the manpage of the correct section, even if the language doesn’t match. If the user requested e.g. crontab(5), they won’t be happy with crontab(1) only because there is a crontab(1) version in their preferred language.

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 3:07 AM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino wrote:

> The redirector tries to find the "best" manpage and forwards you to
> that one. Unfortunatley, this seems to be a bug in the
> manpages-es-extra manpage, which provides a chroot manpage in section
> 1 (instead of section 8, where it should be), and confuses the
> redirector.

That still sounds like a bug in the redirector, it should not prefer a
Spanish manual page when English is the only requested language.



Best regards,

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