Re: Some issues with the man pages (noticed while updating the translation)
On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> while updating the German translation I noticed the following issues:
Thanks, I fixed all those.
Author: Raphaël Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Apr 29 22:15:17 2011 +0200
deb-src-control(5), start-stop-daemon(8): small improvements
- Clarify that the Architecture field can contain architecture wildcards.
- Clarify when start-stop-daemon can exit 0 when --oknodo is used.
- Drop a sentence that was repeating something already said earlier.
Reported-by: Helge Kreutzmann <email@example.com>
diff --git a/man/deb-src-control.5 b/man/deb-src-control.5
index d0f5369..0c5ee67 100644
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
.\" Author: Oxan van Leeuwen
.\" Includes text from the deb-control manual page by Raul Miller
-.TH deb\-src\-control 5 "2010-11-22" "Debian Project" "Debian"
+.TH deb\-src\-control 5 "2011-04-29" "Debian Project" "Debian"
deb\-src\-control \- Debian source packages' master control file format
@@ -23,8 +23,8 @@ fields is generally joined to a single line by the tools (except in the case of
field, see below). To insert empty lines into a multi-line
-field, insert a dot after the space. The paragraphs are separated by an empty
-line. Lines starting with a \fB'#'\fP are treated as comments.
+field, insert a dot after the space. Lines starting with a \fB'#'\fP are
+treated as comments.
.SH SOURCE FIELDS
@@ -186,7 +186,10 @@ value. For packages that are architecture independent, such as shell and Perl
scripts or documentation, use the
value. To restrict the packages to a certain set of architectures, specify the
-architecture names, separated by a space.
+architecture names, separated by a space. It's also possible to put
+architecture wildcards in that list (see
+.BR dpkg\-architecture (1)
+for more information about them).
.BR Package\-Type: " <deb|udeb>"
diff --git a/man/start-stop-daemon.8 b/man/start-stop-daemon.8
index 310b9af..fc39fd6 100644
@@ -260,11 +260,12 @@ Print verbose informational messages.
.SH EXIT STATUS
-The requested action was performed, or if
+The requested action was performed. If
-is specified and either
+was specified, it's also possible that nothing had to be done.
+This can happen when
-was specified and a matching process was already running, or
+was specified and a matching process was already running, or when
was specified and there were no matching processes.
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