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Opened by Emulatorman - 18/01/2019
Last edited by Emulatorman - 11/08/2019

FS#1341 - [man-pages] contains nonfree POSIX manual pages


  • Arch distributes a version of man-pages with manual pages from the POSIX standard. The man-pages project is permitted to distribute them and Andries Brouwer assumes that re-distribution by vendors is permitted as well. However, modification is definitively not allowed, hence this contribution by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and The Open Group render the entire man-pages package nonfree. The way to solve it is remove all nonfree POSIX manual pages from man-pages package.

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* package version(s)

  • 4.11-1

* config and/or log files etc.

  • License file (POSIX-COPYRIGHT):
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and
The Open Group, have given us permission to reprint portions of
their documentation.

In the following statement, the phrase ``this text'' refers to
portions of the system documentation.

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electri-
cal and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group.  (This is
POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the
event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and
The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard
is the referee document.  The original Standard can be obtained online
at .

This notice shall appear on any product containing this material.

Redistribution of this material is permitted so long as this notice and
the corresponding notices within each POSIX manual page are retained on
any distribution, and the nroff source is included. Modifications to
the text are permitted so long as any conflicts with the standard
are clearly marked as such in the text.

Steps to reproduce:

  • See license in /usr/share/licenses/man-pages/POSIX-COPYRIGHT
Closed by  Emulatorman
11.08.2019 22:34
Reason for closing:  Fixed
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