[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Bug#913572: Bug#913572: Shouldn't shipping broken symlinks be against policy?

Bill Allombert ballombe at debian.org
Wed Nov 14 10:24:12 GMT 2018

On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 07:07:35PM +1100, Angus Lees wrote:
> Suggestions welcome - I imagine this is not a unique situation.  I think
> our options are:
> - no rust-gdb manpage at all
> - a .so stub or symlink to gdb.1 (current situation)

Note that gdb.1 is in non-free and not in the gdb package.

> - a manually-created stub manpage that just refers the reader to
> gdb-doc/gdb.1

This is probably the best option. This way the user get the memo that
rust-gdb is a gdb wrapper with the same option as gdb, and whether they
want to install the non-free gdb-doc is up to them.

With the current set up, doing 'man rust-gdb' either give you nothing or
the gdb manpage which in both case does not tell you what rust-gdb is
and why you would want to use it instead of gdb.

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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