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Re: ssmtp man page (Was: Re: sending email from Cygwin)
On Jul 16 12:01, email@example.com wrote:
> On 15 Jul, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > Incidentally is it appropriate to include Cygwin-port-specific
> > > information in a man page?
> > Well, from a user perspective it might be cool, but IMHO the original
> > man page shouldn't be changed, unless it's a change which should be
> > send upstream anyway. We have the Cygwin specific documentation in
> > /usr/share/doc/Cygwin (resp. /usr/doc/Cygwin in earlier releases) for
> > a long time now. It should be not too hard to ask users to look there
> > for Cygwin specific docs.
> > Corinna
> Can you think of a way of incorporating the material in the man page
> that would be palatable upstream? How do you think people would feel
> about a section "PORTABILITY" or "NOTES" or even "WINDOWS" or "CYGWIN"?
I have no idea. That's something you would have to ask the upstream
maintainer. But the first question is if the Cygwin maintainer likes
> The above question is relevant to a patch for the ssmtp man page. If
> ssmtp uses ssmtp-config on most platforms it works on, then I can just
> write a patch that includes both fixes.
ssmtp-config is a Cygwin specific script.
> This is a usability issue. It's hard enough to teach people to type:
> man <command-name>
> teaching them to type:
> more /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/ssmtp-0.x.y/README.ssmtp-0.x.y
Don't make it overly complicated. `less /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/ssmtp*'
is enough. And telling people that /usr/share/doc/Cygwin contains
Cygwin specific README files isn't that hard, really.
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