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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for contrib (redhat section 1)

CONTRIB(1)						 mrtg						   CONTRIB(1)

NAME
contrib - Contribution Guidelines for MRTG
SYNOPSIS
If you have written an extension to mrtg or created a bug fix, please consider contributing it to the project. As I get quite a number of contributions every week, here are a few guide lines which explain how to contrib- ute so that I can use the contribution without too much additional work.
TRANSLATIONS
MRTG messages have been translated to a number of languages. But there are still many which have not been cov- ered yet. If you want to add yours, go into the mrtg-2.9.17/translate directory, and follow the instructions given in the README file.
DOCUMENTATION
All documentation of mrtg is done with the perl POD system. If you want to learn about it, type perldoc perlpod and read the instructions. If you have bug fixes of additions to the existing documents, make sure you modify the POD files and not the HTML or txt versions.
PATCHES
When you have created your modification or extension to mrtg and want to submit it to me, please create a patch for the files which you have modified. Do not send entire files unless they are new. To create a patch, get hold of a copy of GNU diff (Many Unix systems will have this installed already. In the NT world you might want to get http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ to get all the nice GNU tools available.) and type diff --unified --ignore-space-change file.orig file > simple.patch or if you have modified several files do diff --recursive --unified --ignore-space-change dir.orig/ dir/ >long.patch
DOCUMENTATION
I take documentation very seriously. When ever you create a new feature for mrtg which you want to get included in the official release your patch must also contain modifications for the relevant pod file in the doc tree or for the documentation sections of cfgmaker and indexmaker.
ADDRESS
Send your patches, translations and contributions to Tobias Oetiker <oetiker@ee.ethz.ch>
AUTHOR
Tobias Oetiker <oetiker@ee.ethz.ch> 3rd Berkeley Distribution 2.9.17 CONTRIB(1)


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