Re: non-configurable?

Andrew Sullivan (
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 12:43:50 -0400 (EDT)

Good point.  I shouldn't grouse without doing something about it.


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On Fri, 3 Sep 1999, Gregory T. Norris wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 03, 1999 at 12:02:28PM -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> > One of the great disadvantages of Deb and RH package management, I think,
> > is that they usually just use the default man pages.  They shouldn't; 
> > instead, they should make an addendum saying something like "Debian [or
> > whoever] varies from this man page.  See [something] for details."  The
> > /usr/doc/afterstep stuff that I've seen on my machine is just incomplete,
> > and I find it pretty annoying. 
> At the risk of going off-topic, I'd suggest that you submit a bug-report
> against such packages as you encounter them.  I maintain a few minor
> Debian packages (although nothing as impressive as AfterStep :-), and
> have occasionally needed to make adjustments to the upstream settings...
> so that the location of configuration files conforms with Debian policy,
> for example.  When that occurs I make a point of ensuring that the
> manpages and other documentation get updated appropriately, for exactly
> the reasons you describe,  I can't speak for the other maintainers, but
> if someone informed me that I'd overlooked updating some documentation,
> I'd *definately* take the time to correct it.
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