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Re: cvs commit to glibc-package/debian/packages.d by gotom

At Sun, 5 Jan 2003 02:26:45 +0100,
Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 06:04:52PM -0700, Debian GLibc CVS Master wrote:
> > Repository: glibc-package/debian/packages.d
> > who:        gotom
> > time:       Sat Jan  4 18:04:52 MST 2003
> > Log Message:
> >     - debian/packages.d/glibc-doc.mk: install linuxthreads/man/*.man
> >       manpages into glibc-doc package. (Closes: #155794)
> Hi,
> IIRC French translations are available, do you want to ship them in
> glibc-doc or should they go to manpages-fr?

Hmm, it's a bit difficult issue.  In first, I think they should go in

There are some points of view of this:

* Whether translated manpages should go in upstream or not.
* Whether translated manpages are only available on Debian or not.
* Whether including French manpages which are only translated langueage
  should be in glibc package or not.
* How to maintain French manpages in debian.

Upstream supports info, not manpages, because GNU Project pushes info.
So, I guess they don't hope the form of manpages.  However, asking
upstream about this issue is interested for me because we can know
their stance about their document translation.

BTW, I'm one of members in JM (Japanese Manpages) project
(http://www.linux.or.jp/JM).  JM distributes all translated manpages,
like LDP (Linux Documentation Project).  Debian has it named as
manpages-ja.  We (including me) translated linuxthreads manpages, and
we decided that Japanese translations for linuxthreads went in
manpages-ja, not glibc.  There were some reasons: originally it was
written by Xavier Leroy, then it was included in glibc.  JM project is
expert team to translate manuals in Japanese.  Upstream seems not to
care for manpages.  Etc...

I don't know how manpages-fr and France translations are maintained.
If you think it's suitable for including in upstream, we start to
discuss with upstream (but I don't expect the good result!).  Or if
you think each documentation/manual should go into original package,
not manpages-*, hmm, I reconsider about this issue.
If including in manpages-fr benefits something (for example, other
distributions), you select inclusion for manpages-fr.

However, at least, I can't read French.  If package maintainers may
not care such translated manpages, such documents become out of date
in future.  It's not good.

I guess manpages-fr is well maintained :).  So, I think manpages-fr is

-- gotom

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