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Re: Developers who write Debian GNU/Linux when they mean Debian.

On Wed, 26 Dec 2001 07:45:08 Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> writes:
> > Perhaps it'd be a good idea to start modifying undocumented(7) to tell
> > the manpage creators to avoid the mentioned phrase.
> undocumented(7) is for users, not maintainers.  

"If you are a competent and
 accurate  writer and are willing to spend the time reading
 the source code and writing good manpages please  write  a
 better  man page than this one. Please contact the package
 maintainer in order to avoid several people working on the
 same manpage."

Well it encourages users to write manpages and send them
to the maintainer. An additional explanation on that "official"
sentence would be fine, but we need a consensus on
which name to use. some ideas:

...for the Debian project?
...for the Debian system?
...for the Debian GNU/* system?
...for the Debian/GNU system?
...for the Debian GNU system?

> > btw, the manpages' package in general is extremely linuxoid..
> > refers to manpages for the 'Linux' system and probably most
> > of its contents are plenty of references to Linux.
> >
> > In particular, hd(4) and sd(4) are completely out-of-context
> > in a GNU/HURD system.

IMHO the manpages package is so linux specific that cannot be
used for the HURD, or at most it needs to be splitted.

Robert Millan          Debian GNU/Hurd user
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