|author||David Prévot <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-10-19 18:54:32 -0400|
|committer||Joey Hess <email@example.com>||2010-11-02 22:22:46 -0400|
Apply manual pages conventions
As advised in man(1), always use: B<bold text> type exactly as shown. I<italic text> replace with appropriate argument. s/debian/Debian/ if needed. s/ / / also. s/perl/Perl/ s/python/Python/ and s/emacs/Emacs/ too.
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_installman')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/dh_installman b/dh_installman
index 703b70b..fb7c8eb 100755
@@ -12,37 +12,37 @@ use Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Lib;
-B<dh_installman> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<I<manpage ...>>]
+B<dh_installman> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<I<manpage> ...>]
-dh_installman is a debhelper program that handles installing
+B<dh_installman> is a debhelper program that handles installing
man pages into the correct locations in package build directories. You tell
it what man pages go in your packages, and it figures out where to
-install them based on the section field in their .TH line. If you have a
-properly formatted .TH line, your man page will be installed into the right
+install them based on the section field in their B<.TH> line. If you have a
+properly formatted B<.TH> line, your man page will be installed into the right
directory, with the right name (this includes proper handling of pages
-with a subsection, like "3perl", which are placed in man3, and given an
-extension of ".3perl"). If your .TH line is incorrect or missing, the program
+with a subsection, like B<3perl>, which are placed in F<man3>, and given an
+extension of F<.3perl>). If your B<.TH> line is incorrect or missing, the program
may guess wrong based on the file extension.
It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions
-like .ll.8 and .ll_LL.8, or by use of the --language switch.
+like F<.ll.8> and F<.ll_LL.8>, or by use of the B<--language> switch.
-If dh_installman seems to install a man page into the wrong section or with
+If B<dh_installman> seems to install a man page into the wrong section or with
the wrong extension, this is because the man page has the wrong section
-listed in its .TH line. Edit the man page and correct the section, and
-dh_installman will follow suit. See L<man(7)> for details about the .TH
-section. If dh_installman seems to install a man page into a directory
-like /usr/share/man/pl/man1/, that is because your program has a
-name like "foo.pl", and dh_installman assumes that means it is translated
-into Polish. Use --language=C to avoid this.
-After the man page installation step, dh_installman will check to see if
+listed in its B<.TH> line. Edit the man page and correct the section, and
+B<dh_installman> will follow suit. See L<man(7)> for details about the B<.TH>
+section. If B<dh_installman> seems to install a man page into a directory
+like F</usr/share/man/pl/man1/>, that is because your program has a
+name like F<foo.pl>, and B<dh_installman> assumes that means it is translated
+into Polish. Use B<--language=C> to avoid this.
+After the man page installation step, B<dh_installman> will check to see if
any of the man pages in the temporary directories of any of the packages it
-is acting on contain ".so" links. If so, it changes them to symlinks.
+is acting on contain F<.so> links. If so, it changes them to symlinks.
-Also, dh_installman will use man to guess the character encoding of each
+Also, B<dh_installman> will use man to guess the character encoding of each
manual page and convert it to UTF-8. If the guesswork fails for some
reason, you can override it using an encoding declaration. See
L<manconv(1)> for details.
@@ -66,15 +66,15 @@ Lists man pages to be installed.
Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages
Use this to specify that the man pages being acted on are written in the
-=item I<manpage ...>
+=item I<manpage> ...
Install these man pages into the first package acted on. (Or in all
-packages if -A is specified).
+packages if B<-A> is specified).