Lintian Reports (Beta Testing)

W binary-without-manpage

Each binary in /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /bin, /sbin or /usr/games should have a manual page

Note that though the man program has the capability to check for several program names in the NAMES section, each of these programs should have its own manual page (a symbolic link to the appropriate manual page is sufficient) because other manual page viewers such as xman or tkman don't support this.

If the name of the man page differs from the binary by case, man may be able to find it anyway; however, it is still best practice to make the case of the man page match the case of the binary.

If the man pages are provided by another package on which this package depends, Lintian may not be able to determine that man pages are available. In this case, after confirming that all binaries do have man pages after this package and its dependencies are installed, please add a Lintian override.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 12.1 (Manual pages) for details.

Severity: warning

Check: documentation/man

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