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Re: Some issues with the man pages (noticed while updating the translation)


On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Hello,
> while updating the German translation I noticed the following issues:

Thanks, I fixed all those.

commit ab776cbd87880f3712a8f44aa1f2bb630960d0b5
Author: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.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 <debian@helgefjell.de>

diff --git a/man/deb-src-control.5 b/man/deb-src-control.5
index d0f5369..0c5ee67 100644
--- a/man/deb-src-control.5
+++ b/man/deb-src-control.5
@@ -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
 .B Description
 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.
@@ -186,7 +186,10 @@ value. For packages that are architecture independent, such as shell and Perl
 scripts or documentation, use the
 .B all
 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
--- a/man/start-stop-daemon.8
+++ b/man/start-stop-daemon.8
@@ -260,11 +260,12 @@ Print verbose informational messages.
 .B 0
-The requested action was performed, or if
+The requested action was performed. If
 .B \-\-oknodo
-is specified and either
+was specified, it's also possible that nothing had to be done.
+This can happen when
 .B \-\-start
-was specified and a matching process was already running, or
+was specified and a matching process was already running, or when
 .B \-\-stop
 was specified and there were no matching processes.

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