Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:04:04 +0100 From: Justin Cormack <justin@...cialbusservice.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Isaac <idunham@...abit.com> Subject: Re: Re: Linux manpages (was Re: Request for volunteers) On 6 Jul 2013 23:12, "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@...il.com> wrote: > > Hello Isaac, > > On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Isaac <idunham@...abit.com> 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 <felix.janda@...teo.de> 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. The man(2) section is rather glibc specific and makes the syscall details rather subsidiary. I will try to send some patches if these would be welcome. Justin > Cheers, > > Michael > > > -- > Michael Kerrisk > Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/ > Author of "The Linux Programming Interface"; http://man7.org/tlpi/ Content of type "text/html" skipped
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