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Bug#483834: marked as done (debian-policy: contradiction how to name man pages in perl-policy)

Your message dated Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:53:51 -0700
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has caused the Debian Bug report #483834,
regarding debian-policy: contradiction how to name man pages in perl-policy
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal


there is a contradiction how to name man pages for perl modules.
Section 4.1 states

    Module packages must install manual pages into the standard
    directories (see Documentation, Section 2.4) using the extensions
    .1p and .3pm to ensure that no conflict arises where a packaged
    module duplicates a core module.

while section 2.4 states

    Manual pages distributed with Perl packages must be installed into
    the standard directories: 
        Manual pages for programs and scripts are installed into
        /usr/share/man/man1 with the extension .1. 
	Manual pages for modules are installed into /usr/share/man/man3
	with the extension .3perl.

A quick survey for the packages installed on my system shows that .3pm
and .1 seem to be more popular:

    *.3perl       -  495
    *.3pm         - 1697
    *.1p          -   33
    perl programs -  270


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"Brendan O'Dea" <bod@c47.org> writes:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 6:22 AM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:

>> Assuming that we are, I think there isn't a bug here, although if other
>> people find this section confusing, maybe we should find a way to
>> rephrase to make it clearer which packages are being talked about in
>> each section.

> I believe that the wording is sufficiently clear.

Okay, I think we've all decided what Policy says is correct.  If anyone
wants to propose a different way of wording it, it's probably better to
file a new bug with a specific wording proposal so that we can hash out if
it's clearer.  In the meantime, I'm going to go ahead and close this one.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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