Debian Bug report logs - #170472
info: top Info pages of different packages wildly differ

Package: general; Maintainer for general is debian-devel@lists.debian.org;

Reported by: Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org>

Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 00:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, Josip Rodin <jrodin@jagor.srce.hr>, texinfo@packages.qa.debian.org:
Bug#170472; Package info. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, Josip Rodin <jrodin@jagor.srce.hr>, texinfo@packages.qa.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Cc: bug-gawk@gnu.org, bug-texinfo@gnu.org
Subject: info: top Info pages of different packages wildly differ
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 06:18:15 +0800
Package: info
Version: 4.1-2
Severity: normal

Gentlemen, the top Info pages of different packages wildly differ:
e.g.
$ info m4
has a nice header "GNU m4"
but
$ info gawk
has a lower level header 'General introduction', while
$ info yorick
has a menu without a header, while
$ info emacs
says "the emacs editor", even better than "GNU m4" which doesn't
mention if it is an editor or a language, etc.

Therefore folks should make top Info nodes with proper headers.
How about a debian Info pages policy.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux debian 2.4.18-k7 #1 Sun Apr 14 13:19:11 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5

Versions of packages info depends on:
ii  libc6                    2.2.5-6         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libncurses5              5.2.20020112a-7 Shared libraries for terminal hand




Bug reassigned from package `info' to `general'. Request was from Josip Rodin <joy@srce.hr> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, general@packages.qa.debian.org:
Bug#170472; Package general. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <jfs@computer.org>:
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Message #12 received at 170472@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <jfs@computer.org>
To: Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>, 170472@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#170472: info: top Info pages of different packages wildly differ
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 12:05:32 +0100
On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 06:18:15AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Package: info
> Version: 4.1-2
> Severity: normal
(..)
> Therefore folks should make top Info nodes with proper headers.
> How about a debian Info pages policy.
> 
	Agreed. Please propose content for such a section in the DDP 
policy  which is currently in draft. See
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ddp-policy/ddp-policy.en.html

	Regards

	Javi



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, general@packages.qa.debian.org:
Bug#170472; Package general. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org>:
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Message #17 received at 170472@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org>
To: Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net>, 170472@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#170472: info: top Info pages of different packages wildly differ
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 13:09:09 -0500
On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 06:18:15AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>Therefore folks should make top Info nodes with proper headers.
>How about a debian Info pages policy.

How 'bout just filing wishlist bugs with patches? 

Mike Stone



Changed Bug submitter from Dan Jacobson <jidanni@dman.ddts.net> to Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org>. Request was from Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>:
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Message #24 received at 170472-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>
To: 170472-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: "How 'bout just filing wishlist bugs with patches?"
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 10:29:53 +0200
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Hi,

(this bug is about "top Info pages of different packages wildly differ".)

"How 'bout just filing wishlist bugs with patches?" sounds like a reasonable 
approach to me, thus closing this meta bugreport. Also _not_ reassigning to 
debian-policy, as there is no consensus to demand this and policy shall 
describe current best practice, which obviously doesnt exist here.


regards,
	Holger
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