[pacman-dev] Documentation

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 10:58:13 EDT 2006

2006/10/9, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> I have merged all the changes from frugalware, and all pactests work
> (except for sync898 which VMiklos and I already talked about).
> Now, I'm on to the documentation.

Yay! You are so fast! I suppose that was tremendous work!

> Most of these changes are PKGBUILD -> FrugalBuild.  I think I caught
> all the pkg.tar.gz -> fpm and db.tar.gz -> fdb changes before
> patching.
> I'd like to see if we can some up with a decent way to allow for us to
> use the same documentation base, as sedding this stuff on merge seems
> like a waste of time.  The simplest solution is to just make them all
> .in files and set autoconf variables like:
> PKG_EXT = pkg.tar.gz #already discussed in the TODO
> etc etc
> Does this sound worthwhile? Are there other ideas? I'm trying to open
> up discussion here and look for any and all suggestions.

Anyway manual review of all man pages will be needed now, after such
big amount of patches.

BTW, doesn't this problem with different man pages in different
distros confirms my last post in "Problems with frugalware splitname
changes" thread about usefulness of config schema proposed by
CHristian Hamar? ;-)
Config options like --with-distro=arch, --with-distro=frugalware can
be used to apply changes to man pages too.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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