Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Sun Sep 7 08:24:48 BST 2008

On Sat, Sep 06, 2008 at 12:57:57PM +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/9/6 Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at>:
> > I just thought I'd mention that a new resource available to the Ubuntu
> > user and developer communities, the Ubuntu Manpage Repository:

> >  *

> > This site aims to be a comprehensive collection of HTML viewable
> > manpages included in Ubuntu (dapper, feisty, gutsy, hardy, intrepid),
> > and (main, universe, restricted, multiverse), and across all
> > languages/locales, and is in addition to the wonderful resources of
> > Official Ubuntu Documentation ( and
> > User-contributed Ubuntu documentation (

> Would it not be better to contribute to The Linux Documentation
> Project? I'm not being cynical, but this looks like a case of NIH.

> is a site to provide on-line access to all the manpages
included in each of the releases of Ubuntu.  How does that duplicate the
LDP, which is mostly about authoring documentation?  Why would the LDP want
to keep track of which manpages are in each Ubuntu release?

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