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Re: Bug#474529: Perl policy vs. the search order for .1{,p} manpages

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 09:34:52AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:

> I'd contend that you should simply divert the manual page in the same
> way. It's almost always wrong to handle manual pages differently from
> binaries in maintainer scripts - if you divert foo to foo.real, you
> should also divert foo.1.gz to foo.real.1.gz. (Similarly for
> alternatives.)

Heh, quoting yourself in March:

> Diverting corelist.1.gz would definitely be wrong.


But I see I failed to mention back then that /usr/bin/corelist itself
is diverted too. I can see that this makes the difference here.

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 06:37:44PM +1000, Brendan O'Dea wrote:

> My thoughts exactly.  Although this does suggest that perhaps policy
> should be amended to use .1 or .1p for both core and vendor.

Yes, currently shipping corelist.1.gz in libmodule-corelist-perl would
be a violation of the Perl policy.

I suppose #474529 should be reassigned to libmodule-corelist-perl then,
and another bug cloned/submitted against the policy. I'll do that unless
somebody protests.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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