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authorColin Watson <>2008-01-28 16:31:35 -0500
committerJoey Hess <>2008-01-28 16:31:35 -0500
commit59f291d4e7b4beb27a3a2fc18c6551920c183e26 (patch)
tree928a5d99510b3ab8b876303c8e744eaa5f597f88 /debian/control
parentee304dd6bc7a476e250f413287008dbfe666b5a5 (diff)
recode manual pages to UTF-8
I uploaded man-db 2.5.1-1 to incoming this morning, so I think we can now proceed with the plan we discussed a while back: I've attached a patch against git HEAD that recodes all manual pages to UTF-8 on installation. I've tested this with debconf and it seems to be doing the right thing. I suspect a small number of packages that have inconsistently-encoded manual pages will fail to build as a result of this, but I believe that these are rather few and I contend that they were buggy anyway (as man would fail to display those pages). The reason for the slightly baroque installation method (install file, man --recode to .new, mv back) is that this allows man to guess the encoding based on the installation directory. Note that the original (non-.UTF-8) installation directories are retained, per the latest discussion in #440420.
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diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
index 1b707b27..1a8ffe88 100644
--- a/debian/control
+++ b/debian/control
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ Homepage:
Package: debhelper
Architecture: all
-Depends: ${perl:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, file (>= 3.23-1), dpkg-dev (>= 1.14.15), html2text, binutils, po-debconf
+Depends: ${perl:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, file (>= 3.23-1), dpkg-dev (>= 1.14.15), html2text, binutils, po-debconf, man-db (>= 2.5.1-1)
Suggests: dh-make
Conflicts: dpkg-cross (<< 1.18), python-support (<< 0.5.3), python-central (<< 0.5.6)
Description: helper programs for debian/rules