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On 05/01/14 06:16, tony mancill wrote:
> On 01/04/2014 07:07 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> 
>> The binary ‘closure-compiler’ package would install:
>> 
>> * the ‘/usr/bin/closure-compiler’ command (perhaps a symlink, as
>> now)
>> 
>> * the manpage (not yet written?)
>> 
>> * the ‘README’ file (or some subset the describes running the
>> compiler from the command line)
>> 
>> * maybe others
>> 
>> My main point in responding to your message is: the binary 
>> ‘closure-compiler’ package will not be empty. It will need to
>> install files distinct from the ‘libclosure-compiler-java’
>> package.
> 
> Hi Ben,
> 
> There isn't currently a manpage - the documentation I've seen
> regarding using it refers to invoking it as a jar file (see [0],
> and more generally [1]).  Given that all of the upstream
> documentation is focused on invoking it as a jar file, I think
> we're on our here, at least at the start.
> 
> I agree that the package should have a manpage if we're going to 
> continue to provide the /usr/bin/ symlink.  Daniel added this in
> the -3 upload.  If you or Daniel can contribute a manpage, that
> would be great.

In cases where upstream doesn't supply a man page, several packages
have created their own trivial man page and it is kept in
debian/something.1 or whatever, providing the bare minimum of information.

If we make a more comprehensive man page, we should try to contribute
it upstream so they will keep it in sync

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