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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] gcc-doc
On Thu, Jan 19, 2023 at 05:37:27PM +0100, Antonio Rendina via Dng wrote:
> Il 19/01/23 16:47, The Original Linux Fan via Dng ha scritto:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm having trouble getting gcc-doc on my Devuan
> > distro.  Any ideas?  This one is slightly older, but
> > neither `man gcc` nor `info gcc` works.  I've tried
> > `apt install gcc-doc` and using synaptic to retrieve
> > any gcc docs, all to no avail.
> >
> > Ideas would be welcome and greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> > (orig) Linuxfan
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> Apt cache tells that this package is available only on non-free repo. Maybe
> that you do not have non-free enabled?
> PS: I find quite funny that a GNU package has non-free man pages :-D

that is because Debian has a different understanding of 'free' from the terms ot the GNU documentation licencs.

The Gnu documentation licence accepts a document that has invariant parts - parts that are not permitted to be modified.
This is intended for lists of contributors and the like.
But it does violate the principle that you can take the document, modify it as you will, and redistribute.
So Debian puts this into the nonfree section.

-- hendrik