[pacman-dev] documenting the base-devel split
R. Dale Thomas
rdt at knoppmyth.net
Thu Nov 8 18:27:06 EST 2007
Dan McGee wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2007 4:42 PM, R. Dale Thomas <rdt at knoppmyth.net> wrote:
>> Aaron Griffin wrote:
>>> On Nov 8, 2007 1:10 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Documentation in the manpages shouldn't be Arch Linux specific.
>>> Good catch, this is why we pay you the big bucks.
>> Well, shouldn't the man page for makepkg be Arch Specific?
> Care to explain your logic? I know *for a fact* that we aren't the
> only people using makepkg.
Ok, Dan, I'll try. Makepkg is from a package produced by
Arch and its developers. The man page _should_ accurately depict the
usage of that program as it pertains to Arch. Makepkg is not a generic
package and its man page would not be included in generic man-pages
on other distro's but should be included (when man-pages are included)
for Arch. Perhaps that is not 'technically' Arch specific, but it
seemed to me to be so.
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