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Re: Info Problem

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 08:33:22AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> As does DocBook and man.  Deprecating man in favor of Info is _not_
> acceptable.  Period.  Nor does it meet Debian policy.

The latter isn't an argument, I'd note, more an observation of fact. The
rest of the world doesn't have to follow Debian policy, and we can
change it if we think it's a good idea to do so. (Not that I think that
in this case, as 'apt-cache show man-db' should indicate.)

> I've spoken to Brad Kuhn about this specifically.

ISTR speaking to him about it once myself, but can't remember the
outcome. Did you get anywhere?

The GNU project's attitude to man pages is one of the reasons why I
decided that man-db should not be a GNU package, the other being that
copyright assignments would be a headache since one of the former
maintainers is dead.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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