Bug 41803 - RPM api manpages not in /usr/share/man/man3
Summary: RPM api manpages not in /usr/share/man/man3
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-22 09:23 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-22 09:23:23 UTC

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Description Mike A. Harris 2001-05-22 09:23:19 UTC
The man pages for the RPM API are not contained in the system manpage
directories, and are as such, not in the manpath.  They are currently
located in /usr/share/doc/rpm-devel-4.0.x/apidocs/man3

These should be moved to the proper location so that man can find them.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-22 16:15:46 UTC
I disagree because
	1) doxygen generated man pages are a bit frothy. For example,
	almost every function in rpm is documented, and doxygen spits a
	different man page for each. Overkill, IMHO.
	2) the documentation is a bit flimsy, adding to /usr/share/man is
	just gonna create a mass of tedious bug reports about
	insignificant minutiae.
	3) there are only a handful of people who are programming
	directly against rpmlib. Over 50% of those people are me,
	myself, and I, and I certainly don't need or want man pages
	in /usr/share/man

I expect that the doxygen generated man pages will be ripped out at
some point, possibly the apidocs as well. It's early yet ...

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