[Pkg-samba-maint] /usr/bin man manpage (8)

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Dec 25 21:39:11 UTC 2005

On Sun, Dec 25, 2005 at 07:11:15PM +0100, Noèl Köthe wrote:
> Hello,

> the package has some programs in /usr/bin but the manpage marks itself
> as (8) (= System administration commands (usually only for root)):

> usr/bin/pdbedit
> usr/bin/tdbbackup
> usr/bin/tdbdump

> usr/bin/smbspool

> usr/bin/smbmount
> usr/bin/smbumount
> usr/bin/smbmnt

> If you think its fine then we leave it that way. Just want to be sure
> this is intented in all cases.

Yes, I think this is fine, since these are system administration commands
regardless of whether they're in /usr/bin or /usr/sbin; I don't remember
ever seeing that section 8 was *only* for programs in .*/sbin/.

OTOH, you've just added manpages libsmbclient.8 and pam_winbind.8 to the
packages, and those definitely *don't* belong in section 8.  I would say
they belong in section 7 instead.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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