Bug 144630 - RPM manpages don't point to documentation of advanced features
RPM manpages don't point to documentation of advanced features
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-01-09 22:36 EST by D. Hugh Redelmeier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-10 09:26:02 EST
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Description D. Hugh Redelmeier 2005-01-09 22:36:06 EST
Description of problem:
It is hard to find out about newer features of spec files.  The man
pages don't describe them nor do any of the documents listed in SEE ALSO.

It turns out that /usr/share/doc/rpm* contain documents filling in
some of these gaps.  Although these documents could be improved, I
think that they are the best that have been published.

Additional info:

At least rpm(8) and rpmbuild(8) SEE ALSO sections should be updated.

This problem dates back to at least RHL7.0
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2005-01-10 09:26:02 EST
Heh, "newer" is the gap between the publication of "Maximum RPM"
in 1997 and the release of rpm-3.0 in RHL 6.0 in 1998.

The convention of puttingv other, useful, documentation
in the path /usr/share/doc/N-V-R is well enough established
that additional explicit ptrs in man pages is not necessary imho.

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