Where are the man pages!! Package maintainers!

Jim Hayward jimhayward at earthlink.net
Mon May 16 01:42:39 UTC 2005


>> Now what's so
>> hard about including manpages and whatis support with
>> the packages? If i want to know which program I have
>> for html editing for eg, bluefish would not show up
>> under apropos nor whatis.

> That's right, the bluefish-0.13-0.fdr.2.2 (still on FC2 over here)
> package doesn't contain a man page :( However, I believe this is because
> nobody has written one yet. If Debian has a bluefish man page I wonder
> where they got it from?

The Debian Bluefish man page was created by the Debian maintainer because Bluefish doesn't have one. Quoting from the Debian man page...

"This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page."

Regards,
Jim H





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