man page symlinks on symlinked binary

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Wed Sep 19 18:44:16 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 19 September 2007, Martin Marques wrote:

> 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?

I support that (or the more or less AFAIK equivalent 'echo ".so man1/wodim.1" 
> cdrecord.1' approach as an alternative to symlinks).  Could you write a 
draft for that?  I can take it onwards from there in the packaging committee.

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