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Re: Bug#700324: manpages-de: Please keep in sync with english (french) man pages

> Package: manpages-de
> Version: 1.2-1
> Severity: normal
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-l10n-german@lists.debian.org
> There have been several releases of the english (and corresponding
> french) man pages. However, the German ones last update was on October
> (unfortunately it is difficult to obtain the version the German
> translation is based on from debian/changelog.debian).

As I understand things, perhaps manpages-de would be in sync without #692595.
I filed it very close to the date freeze exceptions became harder.

My impression with former releases of manpages-de was that the number of
reviewed changes and (also reviewed) new translations increased with every
release. May be that I'm too pessimistic: I think manpages-de based on 3.44
won't find their way into Wheezy. Thus I think that it is work that can be
postponed past the release.

I'm aware that you, Chris and Tobias did a lot of work in the repository. And that there are several translations I've to work on before they can be tagged
<DONE>. My excuses are: the last paragraph and DDTP.

> Since the French ones are kept in sync, I suppose a freeze exception
> for the German ones might be granted as well.

As can be read in #69259, the french translation was ahead the German one
because the French team follows upstream git. And I'm afraid, there are more

> For the lates update, see e.g. the following links:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2013/01/msg01114.html
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2013/01/msg01192.html
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2013/01/msg01193.html
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2013/01/msg01245.html

Well, I started my response prior to reading the links above. And I did not
check manpages-de git yet.

What I found in the last archive link (1245):

manpages-fr (3.44d1p1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New release, based on manpages 3.44-1 and perkamon 3.44-1:
    + new manpages: getauxval.3 secure_getenv.3
  * Translate debian specific modifications:
+ motd.5 updated and motd.tail removed: due to new behaviour of sysvinit
     + fputs.3: missing space in putc(c,stdout)
     + resolv.conf.5: Document IPv6 format for nameserver
     + stat.2: Clarify description of EOVERFLOW error

 -- Simon Paillard <spaillard@debian.org>  Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:40:19 +0100

If I understand things right, the French argumentation is:
  - manpages 3.44 fixes important errors -> unblock
  - manpages-fr   is in sync -> unblock
  - for release team's convinience we provide a stripped down (deb)diff

So to get an exception somebody would have to make sure that the relevant
manpages are present and strip down the debdiff. Who has spare time before the

Can the German team / the maintainer afford the effort at present?

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