gnome-open has no manpage

Bug #185171 reported by Siegfried Gevatter on 2008-01-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
libgnome (Debian)
Fix Released
libgnome (Ubuntu)
Jonathan Carter

Bug Description

[rainct, ~]$ man gnome-open
No manual entry for gnome-open

Changed in libgnome:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libgnome:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in libgnome:
importance: Low → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
TAC one (tacone) wrote :

Seems like debian also lacks a manpage for gnome-open.

Jonathan Carter (jonathan) wrote :

Attached is a debdiff that contains the manual page.

Jonathan Carter (jonathan) wrote :

Here is the manual page itself, if anyone is interested.

Changed in libgnome:
assignee: nobody → jonathan
status: Triaged → In Progress
Jonathan Carter (jonathan) wrote :

Why is the priority of this bug wishlist? Isn't it policy for every executable in Ubuntu to have a manual page? Or does that just apply to Debian now?

Siegfried Gevatter (rainct) wrote :

Hm... Raising the priority to "Low".

And yes, it's policy (and I've state more than once that *I* won't advocate any package on REVU that is missing a manpage :)), but it is only a "should" and not a "must". Quoting from /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/policy.html/ch-docs.html#s12.1:

«Each program, utility, and function should have an associated manual page included in the same package. It is suggested that all configuration files also have a manual page included as well. Manual pages for protocols and other auxiliary things are optional.

If no manual page is available, this is considered as a bug and should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System (the maintainer of the package is allowed to write this bug report themselves, if they so desire). Do not close the bug report until a proper man page is available.»

Changed in libgnome:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your work there, is there any reason you list the options which are not specific to gnome-open (the libbonobo ones for example)?

Changed in libgnome:
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libgnome - 2.24.1-0ubuntu4

libgnome (2.24.1-0ubuntu4) intrepid; urgency=low

  [ Jonathan Carter ]
  * Added manual page for gnome-open; LP: #185171.

  [ Loic Minier ]
  * s/Gnome/GNOME in gnome-open man page.
  * Drop "Reporting bugs" section in gnome-open man page; people should just
    report bugs to their distro's bug tracker, and that doesn't need to be
    repeated in distro specific man pages.
  * Fix escaping of "-" in "--help" in gnome-open man page.

 -- Jonathan Carter <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:44:00 +0200

Changed in libgnome:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Thanks Jonathan; I did some minor tweaks to the man page (see above) and pushed to Ubuntu and Debian as well as upstream.

Changed in libgnome:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in libgnome:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in libgnome:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in libgnome:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in libgnome:
status: New → Won't Fix
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