Czech Packagers Meeting minutes 2009-02-03 ==========================================
Present: anicka, mhrusecky, mseben, mvyskocil, nadvornik, prusnak, sbrabec
Topics: (1) Missing Manpages
(1) Missing Manpages ====================
As an internal discussion shows, most of the developers generally agree that policy of having manpage for every executable would bring us benefits. There are several different ways how to do it: We could profit on the fact that Debian has similar policy for ages and their manpages are usually written in a very good quality. But we would have to find a way how to keep our different versions of packages in sync with these manpages. We could also generate very simple manpages containing just a link to the proper documention using ie. help2man.
We think that as for packages with upstream reluctant to take care for manpages, common repository for all the distributors would be a great help.
And of course, executables might be just a first step - it would be very convenient to have a manpage containing useful information for every config file, or, especially, for every init script.
Status reports: ===============
anicka - rrdtool: work on #467362 - mediawiki: fix CVE-2008-5250, CVE-2008-5252 (bnc#459058) - puppet: work on #465778 - pciutils: update to 3.1.2 - openssh: close #464315, #459287 - perl modules: fix some of them to run testsuites correctly
mhrusecky - updating MyODBC-unixODBC - working on bnc#420817
mseben - investigating #225463 - atd priority queue fix - working on amanda 2.6.1 update - working on new kchmviewer4 package
mvyskocil - fixed bnc#468886: matthewlib-java unix server socket creation crashes due to a linking problem - checked some jexec problems in bugzilla: bnc#468970, bnc#471179 * all are duplicate of fixed bnc#463582 (in maintenance queue) - split a java-binfmt-misc from jpackage-utils and wrote a manual page for both packages. Sent a manual pages of jpackage-utils to upstream
pgajdos - worked on #466437 -- lilypond: new upstream release 2.12 with spec fixes for documentation - worked on #460116 -- nscd.conf man page mentions non-existing functionality - moved some packages into Contrib (hypermail, xlhtml) new package graphthing
prusnak - input-utils: fixed EVIOCGBIT call [bnc#472773] - freeradius-server: moved manpages to utils subpackage [bnc#469682] - open-vm-tools: fix desktop files