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bug #23701: Unification of man page, texinfo manual

Submitter:  Micah Cowan <micahcowan>
Submitted:  Wed 25 Jun 2008 02:50:58 AM UTC
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 7 - High Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  eneville
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  4.1.0
Work Required:  2 - Weeks
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Tue 31 Dec 2019 10:14:28 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Well, there is also https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?55644
overall most GNU packages provide info pages with basic man page, so we may want to simplify work we have to do by doing things like most GNU packages.
Alternatively another thing maybe worth taking a look would be if there is something like info2man, to just automate a process, so we edit only one file.

See also:

I guess it's not the highest priority (seeing as it sits there forever) but should be done at some point in time, with amount of reported issues there are, the less of them the better ;)

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Tue 31 Dec 2019 09:52:09 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Is this still a priority (logged as high/important)? If this is a priority, I don't mind having it assigned to me. That's assuming the preference is to merge into a man page :).

ed neville <eneville>
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Wed 25 Jun 2008 02:50:58 AM UTC, original submission:  

Apparently, the manpage and the texinfo manual are both maintained separately. I don't know if it's realistic to unify them soon, but the ball at least needs to get rolling/a plan formulated.

Micah Cowan <micahcowan>


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