openafs-doc packaged

Earlier this week, I finally got around to creating an openafs-doc package for Debian. This is a little weird, since we have the OpenAFS manuals and protocol documents only in their output form (HTML and PDF respectively), since somehow IBM and/or Transarc apparently managed to lose the original source. They would have released the source if they had it, I'm fairly sure, but no one has been able to find it.

My original plan was to modify the get-orig-source target of the regular openafs package to pull in the doc tarball as well and build the new doc package as part of the openafs source package, but because of the licensing weirdness, it seemed like a better idea to keep the docs in a separate source package so that they don't hold up the main package. That's now been done, and the package has now been accepted into unstable; ftp-master didn't even have questions, which was a nice surprise. I guess my explanation in the copyright file was thorough enough.

(Work is underway to convert at least the HTML documentation to something like DocBook, so eventually we should be in a better situation. I'm also planning on getting man pages into OpenAFS after the 1.4.0 release.)

Posted: 2005-08-21 13:04 — Why no comments?

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