Man pages for each binary/script

Asked by Jeffrey Ness


I was in the process of submitting a build for approval by Fedora/Redhat and noticed one of the guidelines mentioned having a man package for each binary/script:

I'm wondering if you would consider adding man pages for your two executables (mydumper and myloader):

   $ rpmlint /var/lib/mock/epel-5-x86_64/result/mydumper-*x86_64.rpm
   mydumper.x86_64: I: enchant-dictionary-not-found en_US
   mydumper.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary mydumper
   mydumper.x86_64: W: no-manual-page-for-binary myloader
   2 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 2 warnings.

Thanks for your time

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Andrew Hutchings (linuxjedi) said :

Hi Jeffrey,

Sorry for the delay, I've been speaking about mydumper in the MySQL London Meetup yesterday and only just got home.

If you have python-sphinx >= 0.6 installed (preferably 1.0 or higher) then man pages should be automatically generated along with html docs.

Many thanks for trying this, I have been meaning to generate a .spec file for a while but haven't had the time. If you have any further problems please let me know.

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Jeffrey Ness (jeffrey-ness) said :


Thank you very much for pointing this out, I'm not sure how I missed that.