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Re: including translated manpages in packages

Marco d'Itri writes:
> On Aug 21, Rafael Caetano dos Santos <rcaetano@linux.ime.usp.br> wrote:
>  >Clearly, many people don't want hundreds of foreign language manpages
>  >installed.  But unfortunately our installation system doesn't handle
>  >thinks like "profiles" or "environment variables", which could be used to
>  >tell each installation script which language(s) will be used on the
>  >system. Hopefully, this kind of thing will be included in dpkgV2, or at
> A rm -rf of the appropriate trees after upgrades is a good workaround.

I agree (but some people don't).

>  >My (unofficial) proposal is roughly: if there are translated manpages for
>  >a package, and a developer sends them to the mantainer, he must include
>  >them in the package. 
> I agree, but we should really try to pass them upstream.

Then there are problems with large release cycles.  There's a delay
between the a new release, with new or altered manpages, and the
translation of those manpages.  I _guess_ most upstream mantainers are
unwilling to release new versions only to add translated manpages.

    Rafael Caetano <rcaetano@linux.ime.usp.br>

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