Bug#1009915: sysvinit: Please align with manpages-l10n and afterwards activate man page translations

Helge Kreutzmann debian at helgefjell.de
Thu Sep 1 17:28:06 BST 2022

Hello Torsten et al,
On Wed, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:04:25PM +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2022, Mark Hindley wrote:
> > > there seems to be one manpage (in bootlogd) missing conflict handling:
> > > 
> > > /usr/share/man/fr/man8/bootlogd.8.gz
> > 
> > Thanks. I was under the impression that manpages-i10n had changed to
> > systemd versions (which doesn't have bootlogd.8) but apparently not. I
> > think we should continue to use the manpages-i10n version and not have
> > any more dpkg diversions than are absolutely necessary.

No. This is not the intention, quite the contrary. This file probably
escaped me, because I did not realize that the package bootlogd
originates from sysvinit. 

I can do another upload removing this file as well.

> > I am away for a week, but will resolve this once I am back.
> Perhaps in this time a french speaker can compare the two versions,
> from sysvinit and manpages-l10n, and see which one is “better”, then
> contribute that to sysvinit so manpages-l10n can remove theirs as
> bootlogd isn’t provided with systemd?

Yes, that would be the best option. A few days ago I informed all
translation teams about the transfer of translations to sysvinit, so 
if the French team could integrate the translation of bootlogd there, 
that'll be great.

I suggest we keep this source file in the manpage l10n upstream repository 
for a few more weeks and then I ask upstream (Mario Blättermann) to move
it to the archive. (Best if the French team would indicate a good

For Debian, as stated above, I can do another upload removing this
file as well.



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