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FS#36620 - pacman: missing manpages for pacman-db-upgrade, pacman-optimize, cleanupdelta, pacsort, ...

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek) - Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 21:14 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 21:36 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


A bunch of binaries in /usr/bin/ are missing manpages. Some of those binaries have names which are generic enough to be confusing (testdb, testpkg). Would be great to have manpages for all of them.

> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary pacman-db-upgrade
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary pacman-optimize
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary cleanupdelta
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary pacsort
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary testdb
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary testpkg
> pacman.armv7hl: W: no-manual-page-for-binary repo-elephant

Additional info:
* pacman-4.1.2
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Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Thursday, 05 September 2013, 14:46 GMT
There's also  FS#36419  - bacman is missing manpage.
Comment by Pablo Lezaeta (Jristz) - Saturday, 26 April 2014, 05:15 GMT
I thinkg testdb and testpkg and many other are SO generic for exist, is some uptream like gnome, sql or who know create a aplication or program or something that use those name that will end in breakage and conflict.

a fast solution is simply apend pacman- to those so generic.

and for the packages that are part of other programs like repo-elephant maybe a symlinc to the main program (this case repo-add) could work
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 21:37 GMT
pacsort is now part of pacman-contrib.
pacman-optimize no longer exists at all.
testdb was removed in the followup commits to  FS#42444 

cleanupdelta, pacman-db-upgrade, repo-elephant, and testpkg still do not have manpages.
manpages for pacsort could be discussed on the pacman-contrib mailing list: