LV2 (before: calf Ubuntu package)

Adrian Knoth adi at
Thu Apr 2 08:47:38 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:52:24AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> > 2) man pages installed from source yielding long list of warnings
> > in lintian -i. Is allowed to edit original man pages and install
> > them from debian/manpages.3 files then to substitute these from
> > source? Seems to be easiest solution.
> IMHO lintian warnings from manpages are not too critical. If you want 
> to fix them, please consider patching the manpages at build time.

I beg to differ. Create a patch and send it to upstream. If the manpages
are wrong, they're wrong everywhere.

There's no use in locally patching tons of little bugs. You'd need to
keep track between releases, it's a pure mess.

Make it a better world and let upstream integrate them in a new release.
slv2 uses subversion, I guess they don't mind making another point

> > 3)svl2 package also should have man pages for files lv2_jack_host,
> > lv2_list, lv2_inspect, lv2_simple_jack_host Here I don't know where
> > to start from. There is no docs in source. Any advice appreciated
> > here.
> If there are no manpages for the executable binaries, well, please 
> write some. ;) I have learnt writing manpages by copy-and-paste'ing 
> from other manpages.

ACK. And once you have them, send them upstream.

It's my understanding of "working in the community", distros should
contribute to projects, especially when it's as easy as sending a few


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