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Subject: Debian binary-without-manpage lintian warning
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Bio-SamTools ships 2 binary files: bin/bamToGBrowse.pl and bin/genomeCoverageBed.pl. We currently package Bio-SamTools in Debian. In Debian, each binary package in /usr/bin should have a manual page to accompany it. It would be greatly appreciated if such manual pages could be shipped and updated upstream as part of the tarball. I am including the full lintian warning below for reference: W: libbio-samtools-perl: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/bamToGBrowse.pl N: N: Each binary in /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /bin, /sbin or /usr/games should N: have a manual page N: N: Note that though the man program has the capability to check for several N: program names in the NAMES section, each of these programs should have N: its own manual page (a symbolic link to the appropriate manual page is N: sufficient) because other manual page viewers such as xman or tkman N: don't support this. N: N: If the name of the man page differs from the binary by case, man may be N: able to find it anyway; however, it is still best practice to make the N: case of the man page match the case of the binary. N: N: If the man pages are provided by another package on which this package N: depends, lintian may not be able to determine that man pages are N: available. In this case, after confirming that all binaries do have man N: pages after this package and its dependencies are installed, please add N: a lintian override. N: N: Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 12.1 (Manual pages) for details. N: N: Severity: normal, Certainty: possible N: W: libbio-samtools-perl: binary-without-manpage usr/bin/genomeCoverageBed.pl Thanks, Nathan Handler (nhandler)


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