I have been developing C code with Fedora for about 20 years. I know by heart, the usual
such as stdlib, malloc, ... etc.But on occasion, when I see some code with a typo for the
type definition (example misspelled.h).
I would like to be able to enter "man.stdio.h" or "man ctype.h" or
"man whatever.h" etc, and get the include file abbreviated content listing.
As an example, man stdio yields very very little info. Neither does "man
As I see it, "man whatever.h" should be the table of contents for the
"whatever.h" include file include file, but I can get a listing of what is
therein. I have to go to /usr/include to do my top level research.
As a developer, and I believe, other developers who use C, C++, Rust, etc, I would like
to do a man "whatever.h" to optain a list of the defines, and from that list, I
would choose to select the entry for which I need more information.
Please give some thought to the programmer sitting at a terminal and who is debugging
someone else's code.
On Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 02:22:21 p.m. EDT, Ben Cotton
This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
== Summary ==
Retiring man-pages-ru because it is already part of the man-pages-l10n.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:ljavorsk| Lukas Javorsky]]
* Email: ljavorsk(a)redhat.com
== Detailed Description ==
Upstream (man-pages-l10n) has integrated Russian translations for
man-pages. It means we no longer need to have a specific
(man-pages-ru) package for it.
Upstream commit containing the change]
The plan is simple:
1) Deprecate man-pages-ru package
2) Enable 'ru' translations for man-pages-l10n (temporary disabled due
Commit disabling it]
Also add Obsolete and Provides for man-pages-ru package.
== Feedback ==
Early feedback from the community is positive, the feedback is located
Devel list announce])
== Benefit to Fedora ==
Fedora shouldn't maintain a redundant package. This change would make
it easier for the maintainer as well as for the packages that requires
man-pages-l10n and man-pages-ru.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Package man-pages-ru will be retired, and the
man-pages-l10n will contain the Russian translations.
* Other developers: Change the names of their BuildRequires/Requires
* Release engineering: No action required
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Alignment with Objectives:
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
When following the plan in Detailed Description there will be no need
for manual action. Everything will be handled by the automated dnf
== How To Test ==
== User Experience ==
== Dependencies ==
List of the packages from Fedora 39
=== man-pages-ru ===
dnf repoquery --whatrequires man-pages-ru | pkgname
dnf repoquery --whatrequires '/usr/share/man/ru/*' | pkgname
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: Remove the man-pages-l10n build with Russian
translation enabled. Revert deprecation of the man-pages-ru package.
* Contingency deadline: Beta freeze
* Blocks release? No
''NOTE: If we don't finish this change by the deadline, it is possible
to just complete this change with the next release.''
== Documentation ==
man-pages-l10n upstream discussion with man-pages-ru upstream about
== Release Notes ==
He / Him / His
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