man page symlinks on symlinked binary

Martin Marques martin at
Wed Sep 19 17:22:07 UTC 2007

There was a discussion earlier today on the fedora-list related with the 
fact that cdrecord doesn't have a man page. The person who made the 
question didn't know that cdrecord is just a symlink to wodim, so that 
man wodim would have given the man page he was looking for.

The thing is that the discussion started flipping towards why, if there 
is a binary symlink, there isn't a man page symlink? This could, in the 
case of cdrecord and wodim, or mkisofs and genisofs, end in bugtrack 
tickets for those packages, but I am more interested in a general 
solution, for all packages that have binary symlinks.

So, shouldn't there be something in respect of this issue in the 
packaging policy?

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