Subject: Re: sun-lamp CVS commits
To: David Jones <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/26/1995 19:37:21
David Jones writes:
> > Added directories to contain the Section 9 man pages. (There probably
> > won't ever be any in /usr/local but I wanted to be consistent.)
> > (Should there be machine specific sections?)
> There might be a few in /usr/local.  Firewall patches, third-party LKMs,
> etc.

Probably reasonable.

> Machine-specific: yes!  For example, the Amiga has a whole view/grf subsystem
> that is used to manage the various display modes.  That should be in
> there.

In principle I agree, though I bet in practice there won't be much
documentation on such stuff.

> You also want bus-specific man pages.  VME, isa, Zorro2, etc. all have
> special treatments.

Well, man pages on the buses and how they are handled might be
reasonable, but would one really need a directory devoted to multiple
pages for a given bus? I suspect that one might refer to pci(9) or
pcmcia(9) and not to a directory of such pages.