[pacman-dev] documenting the base-devel split

bardo ilbardo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 06:02:36 EST 2007

2007/11/8, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> Documentation in the manpages shouldn't be Arch Linux specific.

So, what about patching it to be arch-specific when its package is
built? This way you can distribute a source package that contains the
general man-page, while you can get an extra "ARCH BEHAVIOR" section
that's going to show up only when using the arch PKGBUILD.

An alternative would be creating a new man-page||package that is
clearly marked as arch-specific. In this case you can clearly separate
generic and specific material, while the previous proposal can be a
bit more hackish and messy.


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