[pacman-dev] Examples in the manpages

Nico Schottelius nico-pacman-dev at schottelius.org
Sat Jun 12 21:32:19 EDT 2010

Allan McRae [Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 11:18:42AM +1000]:
> On 13/06/10 10:53, Nico Schottelius wrote:
> >Dear pacman-devs,
> >
> >after a funny replace pacman-with-pacman-git evening, I digged
> >around a bit into makepkg and pacman and noticed there are no
> >examples in the manpages.
> >
> >Is that intented or would you like to/accept patches which add
> >the EXAMPLES section?
> >
> Can you clarify what sort of examples you think would be useful?

The first thing that came to my mind is:

  How to use makepkg correctly
    (Running it for pacman-git's PKGCONFIG results in
    ==> ERROR: Install file (pacman.install) does not exist.)

  How to install a package from a file
    One finds this on the wiki, but I would prefer to have it
    available offline

  How to upgrade your system
  How to remove a package
  How to downgrade a package

That's not much for now, but having examples gives a better and
faster insight into the application (git devs did that pretty good).


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