Re: man page errors
On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 11:08:09AM +1100, Andrew Nesbit wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >Yeah, man-db in potato was pretty broken in a number of ways.
> Since upgrading, this problem has gone away, and things are much smoother.
Glad to hear it!
> >man-db in woody won't do this. Maybe I should produce a version
> >backported to potato?
> Hmm, could be an idea. I think the main motivation for this should be
> that Potato is supposed to be the rock-solid version, and so one would
> expect everything to function without these sorts of glitches.
Yeah. Without wishing to make excuses, I didn't maintain man-db back
then, and the fixes required to solve the problems you mention are
really too potentially disruptive to be applied to a stable release
after the fact. Any version I produce would be "unofficial".
Then again, one of the main motivations for me taking over man-db in the
first place was exactly your first problem ...
> OTOH, with a stable Woody release just around the corner, this mightn't
> so necessary.
Let's hope so. I'd love to be able to ditch lots of the things in
Colin Watson [email@example.com]