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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 manual page differs from the binary by case, man may be able to find it anyway; however, it is still best practice to match the exact capitalization of the executable in the manual page.

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

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check documentation/manual.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:
  • binary-without-manpage

The following 2713 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 10865 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 1828 overrides. The tag performed 83% of the time.