[pkg-go] Bug#1041444: gitaly: No manpage for gitaly binary

Jakob Bohm jb-debbugs at wisemo.com
Wed Jul 19 00:26:11 BST 2023

Package: gitaly
Version: 16.0.7+ds1-2~bpo12+1
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

In the gitaly package, the main daemon binary /usr/bin/gitaly apparently
has no manpage.  Such a manpage would ideally explain what the binary is
and what the daemon command line arguments are.  If there is a config
file, the daemon manpage should document it or refer to a dedicated
manpage for that file (in section 5).

Having manpages for all installed binaries, and especially those in
/usr/bin and /usr/sbin, has traditionally been a major Debian feature,
and is required by section 12.1 in the Debian policy manual.  This
applies even to binaries that are documented in other formats such as
html or texinfo.

For inspirational examples, see the man pages for git-daemon(1) and

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 12.0
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable-security'), (500, 'stable'), (100, 'bookworm-fasttrack'), (100, 'bookworm-backports-staging')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 6.1.0-10-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU threads; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_IE:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages gitaly depends on:
ii  gitlab-common  16.0.7+ds1-2~bpo12+1
ii  libc6          2.36-9
ii  libgit2-1.5    1.5.1+ds-1
ii  pipexec        2.6.1-2
ii  procps         2:4.0.2-3

gitaly recommends no packages.

gitaly suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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