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Bug#861522: dman: fall back on newer or older suites when requested manual page not in current suite

Package: debian-goodies
Version: 0.71
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/dman
X-Debbugs-CC: Antoine Beaupré <anarcat@debian.org>, debian-doc@lists.debian.org

dman currently reports an error when I try to use it to read its own
manual page, because it defaults to stretch with no fallback.

There are several situations where it would be nice to be able to
automatically fall back to the manual page from a different suite:

 * where the package is only in a newer suite:
    * when using stable and it was first uploaded after the release
    * when using unstable and it was uploaded during the freeze
 * where the package was removed from unstable recently, is still in
   use on a remote system running stable but dman is run on an unstable

I expect this will probably need support on the server side?
If so, please clone this bug to the manpages.debian.org package.

pabs@chianamo ~ $ dman dman
/usr/bin/dman: A download error occurred. Neither
/usr/bin/dman: https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dman.en.gz nor
/usr/bin/dman: https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/dman.gz could be
pabs@chianamo ~ $ dman --release experimental dman
pabs@chianamo ~ $ 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing-debug
  APT policy: (900, 'testing-debug'), (900, 'testing'), (860, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (850, 'buildd-testing-proposed-updates'), (800, 'unstable-debug'), (800, 'unstable'), (790, 'buildd-unstable'), (700, 'experimental-debug'), (700, 'experimental'), (690, 'buildd-experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages debian-goodies depends on:
ii  curl                      7.52.1-5
ii  dctrl-tools [grep-dctrl]  2.24-2+b1
ii  perl                      5.24.1-2
ii  python3                   3.5.3-1
ii  whiptail                  0.52.19-1+b1

Versions of packages debian-goodies recommends:
ii  lsof  4.89+dfsg-0.1

Versions of packages debian-goodies suggests:
ii  lsb-release         9.20161125
ii  popularity-contest  1.64
ii  xdg-utils           1.1.1-1
ii  zenity              3.22.0-1+b1

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