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Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:12:04 +0200
From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To: Isaac <>
Subject: Re: Linux manpages (was Re: Request for volunteers)

Hello Isaac,

On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Isaac <> wrote:
> Hello,
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:08:52AM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>> Gidday,
>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Felix Janda <> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Rich Felker wrote:
>> >> Maybe someone should contact him about all the stuff we're discussing.
>> >
>> > I asked him some time ago about the posix man pages and offered help with the
>> > conversion.
>> >
>> > He has interest in creating new posix man pages for the SUSV4 TC1. The status
>> > from beginning of June was that he had contacted The Open Group asking for
>> > permission. Possibly, we might get troff sources.
>> As of a few days ago, the necessary permissions are granted. I do not
>> yet have the source files (and so am unsure of the source format), but
>> I expect that they will become available to us in the next couple of
>> weeks.
> On a slightly related note, would you be interested in patches for the
> Linux manpages briefly documenting places where musl differs from glibc
> (in the NOTES section, along the same lines as the notes about libc4/libc5)?

Historically, man-pages has primarily documented glibc + syscalls, but
there's nothing firm about that. It's more been about limited time
resources and the fact that glibc is the most widely used libc. I'd
have no objection to musl-specific notes in the man-pages. Perhaps a
patch to libc(7) would be a good place to start.



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
Author of "The Linux Programming Interface";

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