[LAD] Build and get your package in Debian/ Ubuntu (was Re: [LAU] Join the Debian Multimedia Team! (to improve the state of Linux audio))

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 22:59:12 UTC 2009

Dennis Schulmeister wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 14:48 +0200, Grammostola Rosea wrote:
>>> 3. Documentation - especially man pages which are required for all
>>> binaries (even if they just refer to online documentation or info
>>> pages). This requirement is often skipped for Ubuntu-only packages which
>>> makes me as a user sad. 
>> Yeah an manpage is required. You can use the app gmanedit for example to 
>> create one.
> I really got accustomed to help2man because creating man pages is a snap
> with it. All it takes is the following:
>       * A sanely formated text file (w/ optional troff commands)
What is a sanely formated text file and what do you mean with (w/ 
optional troff commands)?

>       * Your program's --version string
>       * Your program's --help string
> That's it. With such tools available there's really no excuse for not
> having a man page.
> Yours sincerely,
> Dennis Schulmeister

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