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RE: RFS: collectl

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bernd Schubert [mailto:bernd.schubert@fastmail.fm]
>Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 9:18 AM
>To: Seger, Mark
>Cc: Tim Retout; debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
>Subject: Re: RFS: collectl
>Good morning Mark!
>On Monday 14 December 2009, Seger, Mark wrote:
>> Figuring it was just easier to do it, I just added man pages for
>Great, thanks. I will check out CVS this evening and then create a new
>>  col2tlviz.pl and reads to the kit. Are the errors about minus signs
>in the
>>  man pages because I reference a switch as text?  If so I agree that
>>  be very ugly and painful to change... I am very close to releasing a
>Yes, I think so. Here's a link with the detailed lintian error message:
>I have to clearly admit, that I don't care if it is a hyphen, dash or
>for me all three are the same. I even don't know which of those three is
>correct for something link "-s".
>If Tim hadn't told me he wants to have lintian --pedantic errors fixed
>as much
>as possible, I probably never would have cared...
>>  version and would like to hear back if there is anything else I can
>do to
>>  make this easier for everyone. -mark
>I will give another feedback this evening.
I guess I'm a loss of what to do next, if anything.  I haven't been doing anything with CVS as collectl is just a couple of scripts.  If it would help I could send you a copy of the latest tarball.

So right now I guess the big questions for me are:
- are the man pages ok the way they are without having to worry about explicitly quoting everywhere I use a hyphen?  In fact, my keyboard only has a single character, do other keyboards actually differentiate?
- I now have 3 more man pages for 3 utilities nobody every would use except me and each now references the others.  If this isn't necessary I'd be happy to remove them
- is it ok to keep my utility scripts in /usr/share/collectl/util so I don't corrupt /usr/bin with files nobody really ever uses?  The man pages I wrote for them DO include the explicit path so people will know how to find them if they really want to.
- am I missing anything else?

>PS: Mark, any chance you could do bottom/interleaved quoting? At least
>as long
>as we CC the mailing list? They are probably going to kill us for "top
>quoting" ;)

Ok  ;-)

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