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Bug#119821: [PROPOSAL] Postscript files requirements

Package: debian-policy
Version: N/A; reported 2001-11-16
Severity: normal

I propose that we add a section under the "documentation" chapter, to
request a minimum of coherence and sanity of PostScript files.

My problem is that some maintainers (probably for paper-saving
reasons, which in itself is a valuable idea) ship 2-up versions of
postscript files, whereas others ship 1-up versions.

Problem with 2-up is that it is meant for printing, and not ideal for
online browsing.  I suggest that we require not to feed postscript
documents through a n-up-izer tool.

In the same direction of allowing easy browsing of ps docs, I suggest
that we require ps docs to contain orientation and format information.
Note: incidentally, it is possible that some n-up-izer tools (namely
psutils) strip this information.

See also: my bug report against package iproute

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux kasba 2.2.19-reiserfs #1 Thu May 3 15:17:15 CEST 2001 i686

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