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Re: lintian - man pages

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Try asking the upstream to split the install from the setup 
instructions or to add a key phrase where they switch.  Then you could 
use perl or sed or something to do it automagically.

On Saturday 20 October 2001 10:27 am, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Robert Bihlmeyer
> | Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:
> | > If the INSTALL file contains both building and installation
> | > instructions, and how to set up the package, what is then the
> | > correct way to handle that?
> | >
> | > Cut and paste the relevant portions into README.Debian or
> | > something?
> |
> | That's obviously the most correct solution; but you should do this
> | only if you're comfortable with keeping this in sync with the
> | actual INSTALL file.
> This was one of my worries.
> | Personally, I have no problems with /usr/share/doc/foo/INSTALL that
> | contains set-up (or similar) information and some useless stuff. It
> | only annoys me if an INSTALL file is wholly useless to users of
> | binary packages -- e.g. GNU's standard INSTALL instructions.
> Ack, true, I agree
> Would this be too much magic to add to lintian -- check whether those
> are the generic GNU installation instructions or something else?

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