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Bug#655010: ITP: missing-manpages -- manual pages for software missing them

On Sat, Jan 07, 2012 at 04:08:23PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> brian m. carlson wrote:
> > missing-manpages provides free manual pages for software that does not
> > have them.
> Sounds useful, and like something other distros could take advantage
> of, too.  The man-pages project already includes pages for a few GNU
> programs.  Have you looked into submitting these there?  (I'm not sure
> if it would be accepted since gcc already has an upstream manpage, but
> it seems worth a try.)

I can ask.  Two things, though.  One, these manual pages are totally
incomplete.  There's no way that they're going to be finished anytime
soon, simply because of the number of options, and also because I don't
have access to the -v --help output for every architecture, only i386,
amd64, and sparc (and maybe powerpc).  The other thing is that the gcc
manual pages must be shipped in a separate package because Matthias
Klose wants to be able to depend on gcc-manpages | gcc-4.6-doc (or
whatever the two packages are called).

I just called the upstream project that because I needed a name and
because I figured it was better to be more generic and anticipate that I
might write other man pages.  Right now there are only man pages for gcc
and friends.

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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