Subject: Re: hier(7) silent on pkg documentation
To: James K. Lowden <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/06/2003 16:32:54
[ On Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 03:19:11 (-0500), James K. Lowden wrote: ]
> Subject: hier(7) silent on pkg documentation
> OK, I'm mad. In both senses.
> Am I the only person who thinks it's no fun to guess which rock pkg_add
> hid the documentation for <packagename>? Let's see:
It wouldn't be quite so bad if $PREFIX/share was always the prefix to
documentation, but it's not. ($PREFIX/man, $PREFIX/info, to name just
the most obvious two exceptions)
The other problem is of course that stupid injection of "/html". It
should not be done!
All non-manual page documentation should go uniformly into:
unless there's just one or two (and no more) files, in which case it
should be simply:
or whatever (i.e. no sub-directory unless it really helps).
Those are a non-issue. Use xpkgwedge ;-)
> I'd like to bring some rationality to this, starting with hier(7), so
> we're all on the same page, so to speak.
Personally I think hier(7) should be entirely silent on /usr/pkg, save
for this one sentence:
/usr/pkg - mirrors the structure of /usr with the
addition of /etc as /usr/pkg/etc.
That means moving $PREFIX/man and $PREFIX/info into $PREFIX/share, for a
Greg A. Woods
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