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Bug#654931: gcc-4.6: missing manpage

On Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 07:28:37PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> we have the original man pages in non-free (at least we had these packaged for
> earlier versions [1]; feel free to package these, I assume Nikita would welcome
> the help).  These are far better than anything written from scratch.  If you

I'm aware of this.  However, the extent of my use of non-free is for

> include the mediocre manpages into the gcc packages, then you have to divert
> each manpage in the non-free man-page packages to replace the incomplete man
> pages.  The better solution is to recommend or depend on the gnu-manpage |
> rewritten-manpage packages.

I wrote the manpages to provide something useful for gcc because (a)
it's buggy according to Policy, (b) upstream isn't clueful enough to
relicense the documentation under a free license, and (c) the Debian
distribution is lacking manual pages for arguably one of its most
important packages.  Plus, I might make use of them myself instead of
trying to peruse the --help output every time.

I'll look into packaging them separately, but I would like to point out
that even if I do your package will remain buggy according to Policy.
Do you have a preference on the name of the package?

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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