Feature proposal: New, Standard Documentation System

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Nov 27 09:32:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 08:28:55PM -0600, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Far too often I find myself looking for non-existent man pages, Google  
> results, or help menus in GNU/Linux software. What's the problem? There  
> is no single, reliable, standardized documentation system that is  
> universally accepted or appreciated. Yes, what I'm about to describe  
> should obsolete man, info, and all the other dozen "help" documentation  
> found in all the Fedora packages.

Debian forces all programs to come with a man page.  If one is
missing, this is considered a bug and packagers have to write one.


This would be an excellent idea for Fedora to follow (and we can,
license permitting, use the Debian man pages).


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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